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American English: /ˈmərdər/
British English: /ˈməːdə/

Translation of murder in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable and countable (killing) to commit murder
    cometer un asesinato or un crimen
    the murder of a policeman
    el asesinato de un policía
    to get away with murdershe lets them get away with murder
    les permite cualquier cosa
    los deja hacer lo que les da la gana [colloquial]
    to scream bloody or (esp British) blue murder murder charge
    acusación (feminine) de asesinato or homicidio
    murder squad (British)
    brigada (feminine) de homicidios
    murder trial
    juicio (masculine) por asesinato
    murder victim
    víctima (feminine) de asesinato or homicidio
    the murder weapon
    el arma homicida or del crimen
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 uncountable (something unpleasant) to be murder [colloquial]
    ser la muerte [colloquial]
    the traffic was murder
    el tráfico era la muerte [colloquial]
    había un tráfico terrible
    it was murder in town with so many tourists
    la ciudad estaba imposible con tanto turista [colloquial]

transitive verb

  • 1 (kill) if I catch that kid I'll murder him!
    ¡como agarre a ese chico, lo mato!
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (ruin) (music/play)
    masacrar [humorous]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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…
  • 3 (devour) [colloquial]I could really murder a beer
    ¡qué no daría por una cerveza!
    ¡con qué gusto me tomaría una cerveza!

intransitive verb

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