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To kill animals

bag

verb

to catch and kill an animal that you are hunting

butcher

verb

to kill an animal and cut it up so that it can be eaten

cull

verb

to kill animals deliberately, especially in order to stop the population from becoming too large

destroy

verb

to officially kill an animal because it is dangerous or very ill

exterminate

verb

to kill all the insects or animals of a particular type in an area

hunt

verb

to kill animals for food or for their skin or other parts, or for sport

hunt out

to look for and kill a type of animal until there are no more or very few left

poach

verb

to illegally catch or kill an animal, bird, or fish on someone else’s property

pot

verb

to shoot and kill an animal

put down

to kill an animal using a drug because it is very old, ill, or dangerous

slaughter

noun

the killing of animals, usually for their meat

slaughter

verb

to kill animals, usually for their meat

put something out of its misery

to end the life of an animal that is suffering

wring something’s neck

to kill an animal by squeezing and twisting its neck

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