Significado de “slaughter” - en el Diccionario Inglés

slaughter en inglés británico

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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/

(Definición de slaughter del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

slaughter en inglés americano

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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

(Definición de slaughter del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)