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butcher

noun [C] uk   /ˈbʊtʃ.ər/ us    //

butcher noun [C] (SHOP)

B1 a person who sells meat in a shop (UK also butcher's) a shop where butchers work

butcher noun [C] (MURDER)

someone who murders a lot of people, especially in a cruel way

butcher

verb [T] uk   /ˈbʊtʃ.ər/ us    //
to cut an animal into pieces of meat to kill someone in a very violent way
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