Significado de “torture” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "torture" - Diccionario Inglés

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torturenoun

uk /ˈtɔː.tʃər/ us /ˈtɔːr.tʃɚ/

C2 [ U ] the act of causing great physical or mental pain in order to persuade someone to do something or to give information, or to be cruel to a person or animal:

Half of the prisoners died after torture and starvation.
He revealed the secret under torture.

C1 [ C or U ] informal a very unpleasant experience:

The rush-hour traffic was sheer torture as usual.

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tortureverb [ T ]

uk /ˈtɔː.tʃər/ us /ˈtɔːr.tʃɚ/

C2 to cause great physical or mental pain to someone intentionally:

It is claimed that the officers tortured a man to death in a city police station.

to cause mental pain:

He tortured himself for years with the thought that he could have stopped the boy from running into the road.

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torturer
noun [ C ] uk /ˈtɔː.tʃər.ər/ us /ˈtɔːr..tʃər.ɚ/

(Definition of “torture” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "torture" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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torturenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈtɔr·tʃər/

an injury or severe mental pain:

[ C ] All drivers suffer the tortures of traffic and bad weather.

Torture is also the act of injuring someone or making someone suffer in an effort to force that person to do or say what you want to be done or said:

[ U ] The museum has many examples of instruments of torture.

tortureverb [ T ]

us /ˈtɔr·tʃər/

to cause great physical or mental pain to someone:

She was tortured by the memory of their last argument.

(Definition of “torture” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)