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English definition of “slaughter”

slaughter

verb [T]     /ˈslɔː.tər/ US  /ˈslɑː.t̬ɚ/
to cruelly and unfairly kill a lot of people: Thousands of people were slaughtered in the civil war.Murder and attempted murderKilling to kill an animal for meat: The animals are slaughtered in abattoirs.KillingMurder and attempted murderAnimal farming - general words to defeat someone very easily: England slaughtered Germany 5–1 at football.Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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