butcher
noun
1. (profession) 
Ask the butcher to cut the meat in very thin slices.Pídele al carnicero que corte la carne en pedazos bien delgados.
2. (murderer) 
Bill was a heartless criminal, a butcher who killed many people.Bill era un criminal desalmado, un asesino que mató a mucha gente.
transitive verb
3. (to kill animals) 
a. matar 
The farmer is going to butcher his pigs to make sausages and ham.El granjero va a matar sus cerdos para hacer salchichas y jamón.
4. (to kill people) 
a. masacrar 
The television news was showing how they butchered those poor people in the war.En las noticias mostraron cómo masacran a esa pobre gente en la guerra.
The assassins went in shooting and butchered everybody.Los asesinos entraron disparando e hicieron una carnicería con toda la gente.
5. (to ruin) 
a. destrozar 
It's painful to listen to him butchering our language.Es horrible escucharlo destrozar nuestro idioma.
butcher
Noun
1. (also fig) 
a. el carnicero(a) (M)la carnicero(a) (F) 
the butcher'sla carnicería
transitive verb
2. (also fig) 
a. matar 
butcher [ˈbʊtʃəʳ]
noun
1 also carniceroacarnicera (m) (f);a carnicera
butcher's (shop) carnicería (f); at the butcher's en la carnicería
2 (US) vendedoravendedora (m) (f) de dulces;a vendedora
3
let's have a butcher's (Britain) déjame verlo
note See culture box in entry rhyming.
transitive verb
[+animal] matar; hacer una carnicería con; masacrar;
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el carnicero, matar
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