bump off
transitive verb Date: 1907 to murder casually or cold-bloodedly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bump off — (someone) to kill someone. Unbelievable as it is, this woman decided that she was going to bump off her husband s girlfriend …   New idioms dictionary

  • bump off — verb kill intentionally and with premeditation (Freq. 2) The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered • Syn: ↑murder, ↑slay, ↑hit, ↑dispatch, ↑off, ↑polish off, ↑remove …   Useful english dictionary

  • bump off — PHRASAL VERB To bump someone off means to kill them. [often HUMOROUS, INFORMAL] [V n P] They will probably bump you off anyway! [V P n (not pron)] ...the hit man he s hired to bump off his wife …   English dictionary

  • bump off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bump off : present tense I/you/we/they bump off he/she/it bumps off present participle bumping off past tense bumped off past participle bumped off informal to murder someone …   English dictionary

  • bump off — verb a) To kill, especially to murder. Well, hes been wrong ever since I had to bump off Tim Harrigan. Talks about a fair break. As if I had a chance to let the old man get to a gun. b) To cut class; to play truant …   Wiktionary

  • bump off — v To kill. The boss thought we ought to bump off the informer. 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • bump-off — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: bump off slang : murder …   Useful english dictionary

  • bump off — Synonyms and related words: assassinate, blast, blot out, cool, croak, do in, dust off, erase, execute, finish, fix, get, give the business, gun down, hit, ice, knock off, lay out, liquidate, off, polish off, put away, rub out, settle, take care… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bump off — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. slang, kill (See killing). II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. murder, slay, rub out, assassinate; see kill 1 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb Slang. To take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully:… …   English dictionary for students

  • bump off — {v.}, {slang} To kill in a violent way; murder in gangster fashion. * /Hoodlums in a speeding car bumped him off with Tommy guns./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bump off — {v.}, {slang} To kill in a violent way; murder in gangster fashion. * /Hoodlums in a speeding car bumped him off with Tommy guns./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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