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slaughter
American English: /ˈslɔdər/
British English: /ˈslɔːtə/

Translation of slaughter in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1 (of animals) ritual slaughter
    Example sentences
    • The course covers meat processing from slaughter to packaging, food preparation and export compliance, health and safety, and communication skills.
    • Both pathogens can colonise the intestines of beef cattle and get into the food chain during slaughter at the abattoir.
    • The Bible records many examples of the slaughter of animals for food, products or purpose.
  • 2 (massacre)
    Example sentences
    • Yet Amin took the use of murder as a way of dealing with all enemies, real or imagined, to new heights in Uganda and conducted his campaign of slaughter with cruel relish.
    • Those possibilities, it seems, now extend to violent slaughter of the type previously monopolised by male action heroes.
    • Brutal conquests to be sure, his bloody wake of slaughter in the violent thirteenth century led to the murder of untold millions.

transitive verb

  • 1 (kill)
    (civilians/troops)
    matar salvajemente
    masacrar
    Example sentences
    • When I say meat, I do mean slaughtered animals killed for food.
    • I don't have a moral dilemma when it comes to slaughtering animals for food, just so long as it is done humanely.
    • Thus, even though nomads have to get much of their food by slaughtering animals from their herds, their way of life is still religiously respectable.
    Example sentences
    • The new powers will enable the Executive to slaughter pet birds - and even dogs and cats.
    • The three feuding groups adopted extremely cruel methods to slaughter each other and engage in ethnic cleansing.
    • If these officials are telling the truth, they gave in because they believed NATO was about to destroy urban Serbia and slaughter the civilian population.
  • 2 (defeat) [colloquial]
    (opponent/team)
    darle una paliza a [colloquial]
    we were slaughtered in the final
    nos dieron una paliza en la final [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Bradford took the morning's foursomes 8-4 with Ian Martin and Roche slaughtering their opponents 7 & 6.
    • In the first game of the summer cup, Walkers' dominoes team were slaughtered.
    • I'm going ‘ah no, I've just got away’ but up we went and I got hammered, absolutely slaughtered.
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