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murder

Saltos de línea: mur¦der
Pronunciación: /ˈməːdə
 
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Definición de murder en inglés:

sustantivo

1The unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another: the brutal murder of a German holidaymaker [mass noun]: he was put on trial for attempted murder
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • What if all the cities in the US were wracked by a crime wave, with thousands of murders, kidnappings, burglaries, and carjackings in every major city every year?
  • I got so tired of watching the news because of all the kidnappings and rapes and murders and theft that filled that channel and I wanted to help put an end to it.
  • An epidemic of criminal activities, murders, revenge killings and gang turf battles has resulted.
Sinónimos
2 [mass noun] informal A very difficult or unpleasant task or experience: the 40-mile-per-hour winds at the summit were murder
Sinónimos
hell, hell on earth, a nightmare, an ordeal, a trial, a frustrating/unpleasant/difficult experience, misery, torture, agony

verbo

[with object] Volver al principio  
1Kill (someone) unlawfully and with premeditation: he was accused of murdering his wife’s lover
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Judy thought about if someone had murdered the person who killed her family.
  • But to this day they too will never know why a seemingly loving husband murdered his wife before killing himself.
  • Within weeks, around 500,000 people were brutally murdered or killed in action, mostly by the Hutu army.
Sinónimos
kill, put/do to death, assassinate, execute, liquidate, eliminate, neutralize, dispatch, butcher, cut to pieces, slaughter, massacre, wipe out, mow down
North American informal ice, rub out, smoke, waste, off, whack, scrag
North American euphemistic terminate with extreme prejudice
literary slay
2 informal Punish severely or be very angry with: my father will murder me if I’m home late
2.1Conclusively defeat (an opponent) in a game or sport.
Example sentences
  • You might decide to keep an extra righthanded bat to come off the bench and face him in the ninth because he murders lefties who pinch hit against him.
  • England are getting murdered at the moment… absolutely slaughtered.
  • We had an amazing year, we absolutely murdered everybody and won the league at a canter.
2.2Spoil by lack of skill or knowledge: the only thing he had murdered was the English language
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But Portofino still lacked its very own song: one that could be murdered nightly in those dolce vita bars and restaurants.
  • They'd have been better off giving it to the cook not to murder the cuisines of countries that have already suffered so much.
  • The great outdoors murders a fine wine's bouquet and strong-tasting barbecue fare ruins the restrained, delicate flavours of expensive bottles.
2.3chiefly British Consume (food or drink) greedily or with relish: I could murder some chips
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I mean you wouldn't say, God I'm famished, I could murder a fruit juice.
  • Sometimes I could murder a slab of chocolate but I don't.
  • I am a cakey kind of person - squishy and sweet and sort of sickly after too much - and I could murder a brownie right about now…

Origen

Old English morthor, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch moord and German Mord, from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit mará 'death' and Latin mors; reinforced in Middle English by Old French murdre.

Frases

get away with (blue) murder

1
informal Succeed in doing whatever one chooses without being punished or suffering any disadvantage: some local authorities are letting estate agents get away with murder
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • People got away with murder in this country, 2000 murders to be exact.
  • Developers up to now got away with murder and only provided the minimum facilities when they were developing new housing estates.
  • Like many other people, I believe the banks got away with murder in the past and abused the power they had over the day-today lives of ordinary, decent and hardworking people.

murder one (or two)

2
North American informal First-degree (or second-degree) murder.
Example sentences
  • But the jury must come back - in order for it to get to that phase, the jury must come back with a guilty verdict on felony murder or murder one.
  • They took him to the hospital were they were arrested on site for murder one and armed robbery.
  • Second degree murder is an intentional, not quite murder one with malice and all that stuff, but it is an act that is deliberate.

murder will out

3
Murder cannot remain undetected.
Example sentences
  • The portrait, the idea, Dostoyevsky wants us to take from this book is that even if you can rationalize your own fears away about committing a horrible act like this, even if you can be swayed by every possible slick sophistry, murder will out.

scream (or yell) blue (or North American bloody) murder

4
informal Make an extravagant and noisy protest: if it gets into the papers, she’ll be down here screaming blue murder
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Her butt was wedged up behind the refrigerator and she was screaming bloody murder.
  • If you are the defense, you're certainly going to be screaming bloody murder if you ever find out about it.
  • The first few times it happened, I screamed blue murder for the nurse, who came and simply opened the clamp, increasing the flow and flushing the blood back into the vein in a wonderfully cold ripply gush.

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