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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslaughterslaugh‧ter1 /ˈslɔːtə $ ˈslɒːtər/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  1 TAto kill an animal, especially for its meat2 KILLto kill a lot of people in a cruel or violent way syn butcher Hundreds of innocent civilians had been slaughtered by government troops.see thesaurus at kill3 informalDSBEAT/DEFEAT to defeat an opponent in a sport or game by a large number of points syn hammer We got slaughtered, 110–54.→ See Verb table
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slaughterMore than 3,190,600 animals have been slaughtered.Arledge said she is not against sending horses to slaughter.The only way to stop the virus spreading is by slaughtering all infected animals.As part of the ceremony a cow was slaughtered and placed on the stone altar.Elizabeth was slaughtered at the wheel of her boyfriend's four-wheel-drive truck as she desperately tried to escape.Hundreds of civilians had been slaughtered by government troops.Many of them had been ruthlessly slaughtered by the ancestors of our Secretary of the Interior.From then on, the story turns into little more than an account of men slaughtering each other.Men, women and children were slaughtered in groups by their captors.Too many Trojans had been slaughtered in the first surprise.The Knicks got slaughtered in the semifinal.His great dragon Nightfang went berserk and slaughtered many Dark Elves and their slave troops.Men ran through the village burning houses and slaughtering the inhabitants.Estimates of the number slaughtered vary from 30,000 to 70,000.