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electrocute

Pronunciation: /ɪˈlektrəkjuːt/

Translation of electrocute in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (accidentally) electrocutar be careful! you'll electrocute yourself! ¡cuidado! ¡te vas a electrocutar! 1.2 [criminal] ejecutar en la silla eléctrica
    Example sentences
    • But if someone just says his washing machine is a bad one, you don't know yet whether it tears the clothes into strips or soaks them in oily water or just doesn't move at all when you switch on, or electrocutes the children when they go near it.
    • Simultaneously, shivers thundered up his spine as if electrocuting him.
    • The principal electrical inspector at Health and Safety Executive, who investigated the incident said: ‘A fraction of an amp is all that is needed to electrocute you.’

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