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butcher

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Occupations, Food
butcherbutch‧er1 /ˈbʊtʃə $ -ər/ ●●○ S3 noun  1 butcher.jpg BODF[countable] someone who owns or works in a shop that sells meat2 the butcher’s3 KILL[countable] someone who has killed someone else cruelly and unnecessarily, especially someone who has killed a lot of people4 have/take a butcher’s
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butcherHe had been hired by a butcher in the Shambles.Also patron of artists, butchers, glassworkers, notaries, painters, and surgeons.And in Butcher Row there were 29 butchers, including a Master Butcher who features in the books.He had a couple of hundred dollars on top of the dashboard, folded in butcher wrap stained with lamb-chop blood.Many small independent butchers are closing down.Therefore, we recommend having the butcher debone them whenever possible.The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker.
Related topics: Food, Agriculture
butcherbutcher2 verb [transitive]  1 DFTAto kill animals and prepare them to be used as meat2 KILLto kill someone cruelly or unnecessarily, especially to kill a lot of people3 informalSPOIL to spoil something by working carelessly That hairdresser really butchered my hair!
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butcherCatholics, he preached, trained blind and furious zealots to butcher and scalp Protestants.They decided Mr Newall was butchered downstairs and his wife in her bedroom.The scent of dense green growth, irrigation mist, massive trees not butchered for their fodder, fattened, passive cattle.Memories of the 1983 riots, when thousands of Tamils were butchered in Colombo, are lively.Loi butchered it eagerly, first cutting off inch-thick steaks which we fried in soy sauce and oil and were delicious.Each of his predecessors has been assassinated / butchered / knifed by one or more among those gathered in front of him.And who did butcher those women?
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Verb table
butcher
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybutcher
he, she, itbutchers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybutchered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave butchered
he, she, ithas butchered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad butchered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill butcher
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have butchered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam butchering
he, she, itis butchering
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you, we, theyare butchering
Past
I, he, she, itwas butchering
you, we, theywere butchering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been butchering
he, she, ithas been butchering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been butchering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be butchering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been butchering
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