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terminated

Meaning: murdered

For example:

  • We know the witnesses were terminated by the mafia, but we can't prove it yet.

  • Problematic addicts are terminated by their dealers, usually with "hot shots" containing poison.

Note: Also "eliminated", "liquidated" and "neutralized".

Quick Quiz:

The report said he was "terminated by persons unknown," so

a. he's murdered someone

b. he's still missing

c. he's been killed

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Contributor: Matt Errey