how to pronounce overkill

/ˈəʊ.və.kɪl/

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overkill is pronounced in three syllables

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əʊvəkɪl

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An example use of overkill in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

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meanings of overkill

noun:

  1. An unnecessary excess of whatever is needed to achieve a goal.
  2. An unnecessary excess of disposal because of too high criteria of inspection.
  3. A destructive capacity that exceeds that needed to destroy an enemy; especially with nuclear weapons.

verb:

  1. To destroy something with more (nuclear) force than is required.
  2. To dispose of too many items because of too high criteria of inspection.
  3. To do something excessive to achieve a goal.

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