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English definition of “massacre”

massacre

verb [T]     /ˈmæs.ə.kər/ US  /-kɚ/
to kill many people in a short period of time: Hundreds of civilians were massacred in the raid.Murder and attempted murderKilling informal to defeat an opponent very badly in a competition or election: England was massacred 5–0 by France in the semifinal.Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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