slaughter verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “slaughter” - Learner’s Dictionary

slaughter

verb [T]     /ˈslɔːtər/
ANIMAL to kill an animal for meatKillingMurder and attempted murderAnimal farming - general words
PEOPLE to kill a lot of people in a very cruel wayKillingMurder and attempted murder
DEFEAT informal to defeat someone very easilyWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
(Definition of slaughter verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “slaughter”

Word of the Day

costume

the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More