massacre Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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massacrenoun [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 ​baddefeat, ​especially in ​sport: The ​managerresigned after the team's 7–2 massacre in the ​final.
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massacreverb [T]

uk   /ˈmæs.ə.kər/  us   /-kɚ/
to ​kill many ​people in a ​shortperiod 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.
(Definition of massacre from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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massacrenoun [C]

 us   /ˈmæs·ə·kər/
the ​killing of a ​largenumber of ​people, esp. ​people who are not ​involved in any ​fighting or have no way of ​defending themselves
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verb [T]  us   /ˈmæs·ə·kər/
Guerrilla ​troops are ​thought to have massacred the ​entirevillage.
(Definition of massacre from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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