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massacre

Pronunciation: /ˈmæsəkər; ˈmæsəkə(r)/

Translation of massacre in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (slaughter) masacrar, matar
    Example sentences
    • In retaliation to killings of northerners in the South, the military rulers massacred thousands of southerners and many were brutally tortured.
    • We would massacre their cities, killing woman and children, and they would do the same.
    • Then criminal responsibility would in fact be much clearer than it would be if soldiers had massacred civilians in violation of orders.
    1.2 (defeat heavily) [colloquial/familiar] [opponent/team] aniquilar [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Yesterday, however, the triple Olympic champion turned up at the start of the women's time-trial and massacred the opposition to retain the second of her titles.
    • In 81 overs the Nalandians massacred the Royal bowlers to post a massive 315 for six wickets when stumps were drawn.
    • After taking some time to play himself in, he simply massacred the bowlers and England were put to the sword.
    Example sentences
    • Both gaze lovingly at their partner in the audience as they massacre bad ballads.
    • I think it appropriate to note that the song was not written by Joan, especially since there are people who feel that Joan massacred the song.
    • The orchestra didn't help matters and massacred the song completely and turned the guitar solo into a joke.
    1.3 (ruin) [text/music] destrozar*, arruinar, estropear

noun/nombre

c and u

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