Definition: To kill or murder; to assassinate.
Example: 1) Igor got bumped off last week. The police have no clue who did it.
Etymology: This phrase comes from 1920s American gangster slang. When you ‘bump’ something, you give it a little push. ‘Off’ means ‘not on’. So if you ‘bump’ someone ‘off’, you push him toward the end of his life.
Synonyms: rub out