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Meaning of "giant-killing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIANT-KILLING

giant-killing  [ˈdʒaɪəntˌkɪlɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIANT-KILLING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Giant-Killing is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIANT-KILLING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Upset

An upset occurs in a competition, frequently in electoral politics or sports, when the party popularly expected to win, is defeated by an underdog whom the majority expects to lose, defying the conventional wisdom. The underdog then becomes a giant-killer. The meaning of the word has sometimes been erroneously attributed to the surprising defeat of the horse Man o' War by the horse Upset; in fact, the term pre-dates that 1919 race by at least several decades. In its sports coverage immediately following Upset's victory, the Washington Post wrote, “One might make all sorts of puns about it being an upset.”...

Definition of giant-killing in the English dictionary

The definition of giant-killing in the dictionary is the unexpected defeat of a sportsman, sportswoman, or sports team by an apparently inferior opponent.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIANT-KILLING


billing
ˈbɪlɪŋ
boiling
ˈbɔɪlɪŋ
deskilling
dɪˈskɪlɪŋ
drilling
ˈdrɪlɪŋ
failing
ˈfeɪlɪŋ
filing
ˈfaɪlɪŋ
filling
ˈfɪlɪŋ
Inniskilling
ˌɪnɪsˈkɪlɪŋ
killing
ˈkɪlɪŋ
lady-killing
ˈleɪdɪˌkɪlɪŋ
mailing
ˈmeɪlɪŋ
painkilling
ˈpeɪnˌkɪlɪŋ
paling
ˈpeɪlɪŋ
reskilling
riːˈskɪlɪŋ
sailing
ˈseɪlɪŋ
skilling
ˈskɪlɪŋ
smiling
ˈsmaɪlɪŋ
styling
ˈstaɪlɪŋ
willing
ˈwɪlɪŋ
winterkilling
ˈwɪntəˌkɪlɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIANT-KILLING

giant panda
giant peacock moth
giant pigfish
giant planet
giant powder
giant sequoia
giant size
giant slalom
giant star
giant toad
giant tortoise
giant-like
giant-sized
Giant´s Causeway
giantess
gianthood
giantism
giantly
giantry
giantship

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIANT-KILLING

bestselling
calling
compelling
controlling
direct selling
dwelling
falling
feeling
fulfilling
hot-selling
installing
modelling
polling
rolling
scrolling
selling
spelling
start the ball rolling
swelling
telling
travelling

Synonyms and antonyms of giant-killing in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «giant-killing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIANT-KILLING

Find out the translation of giant-killing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of giant-killing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «giant-killing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

巨人杀手
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gigante - matanza
570 millions of speakers

English

giant-killing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशाल की हत्या
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

، قتل العملاقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гигант - убийство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gigante de matar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দৈত্য-হত্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

géant meurtre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembunuhan gergasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Riesen - Tötung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

巨大殺害
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거대한 살해
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyebabake raksasa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khổng lồ giết chết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மாபெரும் கொல்லக்கூடாது என்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राक्षस-हत्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Dev-öldürme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gigante - uccisione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zabijanie gigant
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гігант -вбивство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gigant , uciderea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γίγαντας - δολοφονία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

reuse - moord
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

jätte - dödande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gigant- drapet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of giant-killing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIANT-KILLING»

The term «giant-killing» is regularly used and occupies the 74.345 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIANT-KILLING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about giant-killing

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIANT-KILLING»

Discover the use of giant-killing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to giant-killing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Giant Killing
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Giant Killing (, jaiantokiringu?) is an ongoing Japanese football manga series created by Masaya Tsunamoto.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
2
Giant Killing
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Giant Killing is an ongoing Japanese soccer manga series created by Masaya Tsunamoto.
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster, 2010
3
Footballs' Strangest Matches: Extraordinary but true stories ...
GIANT-KILLING. GLORY. WORCESTER,. JANUARY. 1959. A director of a Fourth Division club once arrived at the stadium on the afternoonofahometie againstattractive First Division opposition. He surveyed the 'icebergs' and ruts at one end ...
Andrew Ward, 2013
4
Shakespeare And Elizabethan Popular Culture: Arden Critical ...
The interpolation of these allusions to romance and folklore may seem incongruous, even indecorous in generic terms, but they are aptly chosen to reveal the truth-speaking, giant-killing Edgar cloaked in the persona of Poor Tom. This is not ...
Neil Rhodes, Stuart Gillespie, 2014
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Giant Killing
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Giant Killing is an ongoing Japanese football manga series created by Masaya Tsunamoto.
Lambert M Surhone, Mariam T Tennoe, Susan F Henssonow, 2011
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The Character of King Arthur in Medieval Literature
Yder brings him in only to exemplify the enmity between Arthur and Yder, and the latter's superiority. Far from proving Arthur's giant-killing expertise, Yder negates it. In the prose romances, as in the verse, giants abound; but again Arthur's ...
Rosemary Morris, 1982
7
David: A Man of Passion and Destiny
As a matter of fact, the aftermath of the giant-killing led David into one of the deepest, longest, and darkest valleys of his entire life. This young man who had proved himself faithful among the sheep and on the battlefield went from the highest ...
Charles Swindoll, 1997
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Give Your Kids the Keys: Navigating Your Child to a Personal ...
Giant-killing. faith. When it comes time to tell our girls about the giants in the land, we will. When we do, we pray it will be with the faith ofJoshua, who when preparing to finally take the land said this: They said to Joshua, “The LORD has surely ...
Adam Stadtmiller, Karie Stadtmiller, 2011
9
Theatre royal ... Walsall. Grand comic Christmas pantomime ...
Mother, I've come to ask if you'll be willing To let me travel, and go in for giant killing ! For giant killing ? don't make my heart go thump ; My dearest boy, you must be off your chump. They'd eat you up, body, bones, and marrow ; You kill a giant ...
F. Bousfield, 1883
10
Cultural Encounters in the Romance of Medieval England
Most significantly, these varied renditions of the giant-killing motif are set within a structural frame. The first and final killings are patterned upon closely parallel lines: their few divergences are intriguing. In the first episode, Torrent defeats ...
Corinne J. Saunders, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIANT-KILLING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term giant-killing is used in the context of the following news items.
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Match Reports, 14 hours ago Bangladesh levels series, qualifies for …
Bangladesh continued its giant-killing act of 2015, this time beating South Africa by seven wickets at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur to ... «International Cricket Council, Jul 15»
2
How Hereford FC rose from United's ashes with help from Manchester
... Cup third-round giant-killing of Newcastle United and Ronnie Radford's 30-yard screamer, most fans reached the point of boycotting the club ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Phoenix from the flames: How do you resurrect a football club?
Hereford - responsible for one of the great FA Cup giant-killing acts, but wound up last December - are the latest former Football League club to ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
4
UConn Football Insider: Taking A Look At South Florida (Oct. 17)
Four straight losing seasons have caused the Bulls to lose some luster after the program had built a giant-killing reputation nationally. Even a ... «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»
5
Brooke's giant-killing Carter Cup win over Swardeston in doubt due …
Brooke's giant-killing Carter Cup win over Swardeston in doubt due to player allegation. 11:51 08 July 2015. David Freezer. Brooke. Brooke's Scott Palombo ... «Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, Jul 15»
6
The charm of 'giant-killers' at Grand Slam first week
Consistent Djokovic avoids the 'giant-killing' Out of the 'Fab three', who have ruled the men's tennis for more than a decade now, Djokovic ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
7
Novak Djokovic survives Kevin Anderson scare to reach Wimbledon …
Big-hitting South African Anderson took the opening two sets and looked on course for a stunning giant-killing. But the World No.1 fought back ... «Daily Star, Jul 15»
8
2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup opens tonight with Dallas sell out
As usual the tournament presents tantalising opportunities for giant-killing, with two teams from outside the FIFA top-100 (Cuba 107th and ... «Inside World Football, Jul 15»
9
German giant-killer pulls off greatest drop shot ever
Unfortunately for Brown the two points proved the highlights of his day with the giant-killing 30-year-old falling 6-4, 7-6, 4-6, 6-3. It came after ... «ninemsn, Jul 15»
10
It's deja vu for Kyrgios and Gasquet
NICK Kyrgios has fond memories of his giant-killing run at Wimbledon last year - Richard Gasquet not so much. The Frenchman was seeded 13 ... «Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, Jul 15»

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