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massacre

noun [C] uk   /ˈmæs.ə.kər/ us    /-kɚ/
C2 an act of killing a lot of people: He ordered the massacre of 2,000 women and children. informal a bad defeat, especially in sport: The manager resigned after the team's 7–2 massacre in the final.
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verb [T] uk   /ˈmæs.ə.kər/ us    /-kɚ/
to kill many people in a short period of time: Hundreds of civilians were massacred in the raid. informal to defeat an opponent very badly in a competition or election: England was massacred 5–0 by France in the semifinal.
Translations of “massacre”
in Korean 학살하다…
in Arabic مَذْبَحة…
in French massacre…
in Turkish katliam, toplu yok etme…
in Italian massacrare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大屠殺, 殘殺, (尤指體育比賽中的)慘敗…
in Russian резня, бойня…
in Polish masakra…
in Spanish masacre…
in Portuguese massacrar…
in German das Gemetzel, völlige Niederlage…
in Catalan massacrar…
in Japanese ~を大虐殺する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大屠杀, 残杀, (尤指体育比赛中的)惨败…
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