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massacre in Crime topic

massacremassacre2 ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 PMSCCto kill a lot of people or animals in a violent way, especially when they cannot defend themselves 🔊 The army massacred more than 150 unarmed civilians. 🔊 Tens of thousands of dolphins and small whales are brutally massacred every year.see thesaurus at kill2 informalDSLOSE A GAME, COMPETITION, OR WAR to defeat someone very badly in a game, competition etc 🔊 The Cougars massacred the Bucs last night, 38–7.3 informal to spoil part of a play, a song etc by performing it very badly 🔊 Unfortunately, Jones absolutely massacres the role of Ophelia.→ See Verb table
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massacreAll of the films are about teenagers getting massacred by monsters.A family of eight was massacred by unidentified gunmen.They say we massacred him, but he would have massacred us had we not defended ourselves and fought to the death.They have massacred hundreds of innocent people.If you murder just one person you can be executed, and they massacred many.The inquisitive Warlord turned to realign itself with its mechanical peers which strode onward together in line abreast, to massacre Marines.In the distance smoke rose over the old city, where Hindu mobs were massacring Sikhs in reprisal for Indira's assassination.Claims by refugees that 1000 people had been massacred were denied by the local authorities.