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bird

  

      n  
1    any warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate of the class Aves, characterized by a body covering of feathers and forelimbs modified as wings. Birds vary in size between the ostrich and the humming bird  
   Related adjs       avian       ornithic  
2    Informal   a person (usually preceded by a qualifying adjective, as in the phrases rare bird, odd bird, clever bird)  
3    Slang     (chiefly Brit)   a girl or young woman, esp. one's girlfriend  
4    Slang   prison or a term in prison (esp. in the phrase do bird; shortened from birdlime, rhyming slang for time)  
5    a bird in the hand   something definite or certain  
6    the bird has flown  
Informal   the person in question has fled or escaped  
7    the birds and the bees  
Euphemistic or jocular   sex and sexual reproduction  
8    birds of a feather   people with the same characteristics, ideas, interests, etc  
9    get the bird  
Informal  
a    to be fired or dismissed  
b    (esp. of a public performer) to be hissed at, booed, or derided  
10    give (someone) the bird  
Informal   to tell (someone) rudely to depart; scoff at; hiss  
11    kill two birds with one stone          to accomplish two things with one action  
12    like a bird   without resistance or difficulty  
13    a little bird   a (supposedly) unknown informant  
a little bird told me it was your birthday     
14    (strictly) for the birds  
Informal   deserving of disdain or contempt; not important  
     (Old English bridd, of unknown origin)  
  birdlike      adj  
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kill   [1]  
      vb   mainly tr  
1    also intr; when tr, sometimes foll by: off   to cause the death of (a person or animal)  
2    to put an end to; destroy  
to kill someone's interest     
3    to make (time) pass quickly, esp. while waiting for something  
4    to deaden (sound)  
5    Informal   to tire out; exhaust  
the effort killed him     
6    Informal   to cause to suffer pain or discomfort  
my shoes are killing me     
7    Informal   to cancel, cut, or delete  
to kill three lines of text     
8    Informal   to quash, defeat, or veto  
the bill was killed in the House of Lords     
9    Informal   to switch off; stop  
to kill a motor     
10    also intr  
Informal   to overcome with attraction, laughter, surprise, etc.  
she was dressed to kill, his gags kill me     
11    Slang   to consume (alcoholic drink) entirely  
he killed three bottles of rum     
12      (Tennis, squash, etc.)   to hit (a ball) so hard or so accurately that the opponent cannot return it  
13      (Soccer)   to bring (a moving ball) under control; trap  
14    kill oneself  
Informal   to overexert oneself  
don't kill yourself     
15    kill two birds with one stone          to achieve two results with one action  
      n  
16    the act of causing death, esp. at the end of a hunt, bullfight, etc.  
17    the animal or animals killed during a hunt  
18      (N.Z.)   the seasonal tally of stock slaughtered at a freezing works  
19    the destruction of a battleship, tank, etc.  
20    in at the kill   present at the end or climax of some undertaking  
     (C13 cullen; perhaps related to Old English cwellan to kill; compare German (Westphalian dialect) küllen; see quell)  

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kill          [1]  
      vb   mainly tr  
1    also intr; when tr, sometimes foll by: off   to cause the death of (a person or animal)  
2    to put an end to; destroy  
to kill someone's interest     
3    to make (time) pass quickly, esp. while waiting for something  
4    to deaden (sound)  
5    Informal   to tire out; exhaust  
the effort killed him     
6    Informal   to cause to suffer pain or discomfort  
my shoes are killing me     
7    Informal   to cancel, cut, or delete  
to kill three lines of text     
8    Informal   to quash, defeat, or veto  
the bill was killed in the House of Lords     
9    Informal   to switch off; stop  
to kill a motor     
10    also intr  
Informal   to overcome with attraction, laughter, surprise, etc.  
she was dressed to kill, his gags kill me     
11    Slang   to consume (alcoholic drink) entirely  
he killed three bottles of rum     
12      (Tennis, squash, etc.)   to hit (a ball) so hard or so accurately that the opponent cannot return it  
13      (Soccer)   to bring (a moving ball) under control; trap  
14    kill oneself  
Informal   to overexert oneself  
don't kill yourself     
15    kill two birds with one stone   to achieve two results with one action  
      n  
16    the act of causing death, esp. at the end of a hunt, bullfight, etc.  
17    the animal or animals killed during a hunt  
18      (N.Z.)   the seasonal tally of stock slaughtered at a freezing works  
19    the destruction of a battleship, tank, etc.  
20    in at the kill   present at the end or climax of some undertaking  
     (C13 cullen; perhaps related to Old English cwellan to kill; compare German (Westphalian dialect) küllen; see quell)  

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kill

  
1    annihilate, assassinate, blow away     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   bump off     (slang)   butcher, destroy, dispatch, do away with, do in     (slang)   eradicate, execute, exterminate, extirpate, knock off     (slang)   liquidate, massacre, murder, neutralize, obliterate, slaughter, slay, take out     (slang)   take (someone's) life, waste     (informal)   wipe from the face of the earth     (informal)  
2      (figurative)   cancel, cease, deaden, defeat, extinguish, halt, quash, quell, ruin, scotch, smother, stifle, still, stop, suppress, veto  

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kill two birds with one stone exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one

Commentaires additionnels:

Lucy517:

用中文是:一箭双雕。

Francisc..:

En español se dice, matar dos pájaros de un tiro.

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exp.
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
id.
find it difficult to choose between two alternatives ; feel torn between two situations
Rosalie loved Cesar and David both equally, for different reasons, and was caught between two stools
n.
Interhospital transport between two hospitals
n.
partner during an event
E.g.: Tom will be her plus one to the party.
exp.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
n.
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
n.
technique used for smoking a marijuana joint in two, consisting in one person inhaling the smoke exhaled by the other one
slang
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
abbr. acron.
Stands for One True Pairing.
[Slang] One's OTP is a couple one is emotionally invested in.
n.
one who makes stripes and epaulettes
[Tech.]
id.
going from one bar to another
n.
one who solves people's problems
v.
when one really wants to travel
[Fig.];[Fam.] ex.: I've got itchy feet = I'd like to travel
n.
one who designs a room interior
exp.
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
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