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Definición de “slaughter” en inglés

slaughter

noun 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 motor accidents) every year.Murder and attempted murderKillingKillingMurder and attempted murder [U] the killing of animals for meat: The geese are being fattened for slaughter. KillingMurder and attempted murderAnimal farming - general words [S] an occasion when one team is very easily defeated by the other: Saturday's game was an absolute slaughter.Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport

slaughter

verb [T] uk   /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
(Definition of slaughter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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