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slaughternoun

uk   /ˈslɔː.tər/ us   /ˈslɑː.t̬ɚ/
C2 [S or U] the killing of many people cruelly and unfairly, especially in a war: Hardly anyone in the town escaped the slaughter when the rebels were defeated. We must find ways of reducing the slaughter which takes place on our roads (= death of many people in car accidents) every year.
[U] the killing of animals for meat: The geese are being fattened for slaughter.
[S] an occasion when one team is very easily defeated by the other: Saturday's game was an absolute slaughter.

slaughterverb [T]

uk   /ˈslɔː.tər/ us   /ˈslɑː.t̬ɚ/
(Definition of slaughter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slaughternoun [U]

us   /ˈslɔ·t̬ər/
  • slaughter noun [U] (KILLING ANIMALS)

the killing of animals for their meat, or the killing of large numbers of animals in a cruel manner
  • slaughter noun [U] (KILLING PEOPLE)

the killing of large numbers of people: We must find ways of reducing the slaughter on the highways (= deaths of many people in car accidents).

slaughterverb [T]

us   /ˈslɔt̬·ər/
  • slaughter verb [T] (KILLING PEOPLE)

infml In sports and other competitions, to slaughter is to defeat easily: The Red Sox slaughtered the Yankees in last night’s baseball game, winning 12 to 0.
  • slaughter verb [T] (KILLING ANIMALS)

to kill animals, esp. for their meat
(Definition of slaughter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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