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 for Murdering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Murder \Mur"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Murdered
     (m[^u]r"d[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Murdering.] [OE.
     mortheren, murtheren, AS. myr[eth]rian; akin to OHG.
     murdiren, Goth. ma['u]r[thorn]rjan. See Murder, n.]
     1. To kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being)
        willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See Murder, n.
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     2. To destroy; to put an end to.
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              [Canst thou] murder thy breath in middle of a word?
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     3. To mutilate, spoil, or deform, as if with malice or
        cruelty; to mangle; as, to murder the king's English.
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     Syn: To kill; assassinate; slay. See Kill.
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