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garrotte

verb [T] (also garotte, US also garrote) uk   /ɡəˈrɒt/  us   /-ˈrɑːt/
to kill someone by putting a metal wire or collar around their neck and pulling it

garrotte

noun [C] (also garotte, US also garrote) uk   /ɡəˈrɒt/  us   /-ˈrɑːt/
a metal wire or collar used to kill someone
Translations of “garrotte”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用金屬絲或金屬環)勒殺,勒死,絞殺…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用金属丝或金属环)勒杀,勒死,绞杀…
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