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massacre

noun [C]     /ˈmæs.ə.kər/ US  /-kɚ/
C2 an act of killing a lot of people: He ordered the massacre of 2,000 women and children.Murder and attempted murderKilling informal a bad defeat, especially in sport: The changes to the team come after their 7–2 massacre in the final.Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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