Dispatch vs. Kill

Dispatch vs. Kill — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Dispatch and Kill

Dispatchverb

To send a shipment with promptness.

Killverb

(transitive) To put to death; to extinguish the life of.

Smoking kills more people each year than alcohol and drugs combined.

Dispatchverb

To send an important official message sent by a diplomat or military officer with promptness.

Killverb

(transitive) To render inoperative.

He killed the engine and turned off the headlights, but remained in the car, waiting.

Dispatchverb

To send a journalist to a place in order to report.

Killverb

To stop, cease, or render void; to terminate.

The editor decided to kill the story.The news that a hurricane had destroyed our beach house killed our plans to sell it.My computer wouldn't respond until I killed some of the running processes.
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Dispatchverb

To hurry.

Killverb

To amaze, exceed, stun, or otherwise incapacitate.

That night, she was dressed to kill.That joke always kills me.

Dispatchverb

To dispose of speedily, as business; to execute quickly; to make a speedy end of; to finish; to perform.

Killverb

To produce feelings of dissatisfaction or revulsion in.

It kills me to throw out three whole turkeys, but I can't get anyone to take them and they've already started to go bad.It kills me to learn how many poor people are practically starving in this country while rich moguls spend such outrageous amounts on useless luxuries.

Dispatchverb

To rid; to free.

Killverb

(transitive) To use up or to waste.

I'm just doing this to kill time.He told the bartender, pointing at the bottle of scotch he planned to consume, "Leave it, I'm going to kill the bottle."
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Dispatchverb

(obsolete) To deprive.

Killverb

To exert an overwhelming effect on.

Between the two of us, we killed the rest of the case of beer.Look at the amount of destruction to the enemy base. We pretty much killed their ability to retaliate anymore.

Dispatchverb

To destroy quickly and efficiently.

Killverb

To overpower, overwhelm, or defeat.

The team had absolutely killed their traditional rivals, and the local sports bars were raucous with celebrations.

Dispatchverb

(computing) To pass on for further processing, especially via a dispatch table (often with to).

Killverb

(transitive) To force a company out of business.

Dispatchnoun

A message sent quickly, as a shipment, a prompt settlement of a business, or an important official message sent by a diplomat, or military officer.

Killverb

To produce intense pain.

You don't ever want to get rabies. The doctor will have to give you multiple shots and they really kill.

Dispatchnoun

The act of doing something quickly.

We must act with dispatch in this matter.

Killverb

To punish severely.

My parents are going to kill me!

Dispatchnoun

A mission by an emergency response service, typically attend to an emergency in the field.

Killverb

To strike (a ball, etc.) with such force and placement as to make a shot that is impossible to defend against, usually winning a point.

Dispatchnoun

(computing) The passing on of a message for further processing, especially via a dispatch table.

Killverb

To cause (a ball, etc.) to be out of play, resulting in a stoppage of gameplay.

Dispatchnoun

(obsolete) A dismissal.

Killverb

To succeed with an audience, especially in comedy.

Dispatchnoun

an official report (usually sent in haste)

Killverb

To cause to assume the value zero.

Dispatchnoun

the act of sending off something

Killverb

To disconnect (a user) involuntarily from the network.

Dispatchnoun

the property of being prompt and efficient;

it was done with dispatch

Killverb

(metallurgy) To deadmelt.

Dispatchnoun

killing a person or animal

Killnoun

The act of killing.

The assassin liked to make a clean kill, and thus favored small arms over explosives.

Dispatchverb

send away towards a designated goal

Killnoun

Specifically, the death blow.

The hunter delivered the kill with a pistol shot to the head.

Dispatchverb

complete or carry out;

discharge one's duties

Killnoun

The result of killing; that which has been killed.

The fox dragged its kill back to its den.

Dispatchverb

kill intentionally and with premeditation;

The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

Killnoun

(volleyball) The grounding of the ball on the opponent's court, winning the rally.

Dispatchverb

dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently;

He dispatched the task he was assigned

Killnoun

A creek; a body of water; a channel or arm of the sea.

The channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the Kill van Kull, or the Kills.Schuylkill, Catskill, etc.

Dispatchverb

kill without delay;

the traitor was dispatched by the conspirators

Killnoun

the act of terminating a life

Killnoun

the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile;

the pilot reported two kills during the mission

Killverb

cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly;

This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bankThe farmer killed a pig for the holidays

Killverb

thwart the passage of;

kill a motionhe shot down the student's proposal

Killverb

cause the death of, without intention;

She was killed in the collision of three cars

Killverb

end or extinguish by forceful means;

Stamp out poverty!

Killverb

be fatal;

cigarettes killdrunken driving kills

Killverb

be the source of great pain for;

These new shoes are killing me!

Killverb

overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration;

The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!

Killverb

hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games;

She killed the ball

Killverb

hit with great force;

He killed the ball

Killverb

deprive of life;

AIDS has killed thousands in Africa

Killverb

drink down entirely;

He downed three martinis before dinnerShe killed a bottle of brandy that nightThey popped a few beer after work

Killverb

mark for deletion, rub off, or erase;

kill these lines in the President's speech

Killverb

tire out completely;

The daily stress of her work is killing her

Killverb

cause to cease operating;

kill the engine

Killverb

destroy a vitally essential quality of or in;

Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods