murder-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: kill intentionally

The report suggests the possibility of him being murdered.
The defendant murdered the victim in the course of an hour.
It says that Columbus kidnapped , enslaved, and murdered the Arawak people.

VerbNet: murder-42.1
FrameNet: Killing
PropBank: murder.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: badly or disrespectfully alter

The tourists murdered the Japanese language.
No, Rita Cosby murdered the little princess.
They murdered the finest of French culture and threw that country into 200 years of turmoil.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2