Significado de “torture” - en el Diccionario Inglés

torture en inglés británico

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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.

Más ejemplos

  • Even under torture, he refused to deny his faith.
  • They used sleep deprivation as a form of torture.
  • Human rights campaigners have discovered documentary evidence of torture.
  • She was subjected to torture and lengthy interrogations.
  • The torture failed to break the prisoner's spirit.

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.

Más ejemplos

  • He was tortured in prison.
  • They were tortured until they revealed where the weapons were hidden.
  • If they catch him, they will torture him.
  • As a child, he liked to torture insects.
torturer
noun [ C ] uk /ˈtɔː.tʃər.ər/ us /ˈtɔːr..tʃər.ɚ/

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

torture en 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.

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