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massacre
American English: /ˈmæsəkər/
British English: /ˈmasəkə/

Translation of massacre in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (slaughter)
    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.
  • 2 (defeat heavily) [colloquial]
    (opponent/team)
    aniquilar [colloquial]
    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.

noun

countable and uncountable
  • 2 (heavy defeat) [colloquial]
    paliza (feminine) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • We discovered in the massacre at Macclesfield that all teams can look poor going backwards, and Longton were certainly no exception.
    • It was a massacre.. Australia smashed England out of the park in the batting and then took the major wickets in short order.
    • It was a massacre. When a team wins 38-14, on the road, without forcing a single defensive turnover, you know it has been a one-sided game.
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