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noun [C]  /ˈbʊtʃ·ər/ us  
a person whose job is to kill animals for meat or who prepares and sells meat in a store A butcher is also a murderer, esp. of a lot of people.


verb [T]  /ˈbʊtʃ·ər/ us  
to kill animals and prepare them to be sold as meat To butcher is also to kill people in a cruel way.
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