garrote
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "garotte" or "garrotte."
garrote(
guh
-
rot
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (instrument for execution)
a. el garrote
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When he felt the garrote loosen around his neck, he knew that he would live to see another day.Cuando sintió que se aflojaba el garrote de su cuello, supo que viviría para ver otro día.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to kill with a garrote)
a. agarrotar
My neighbor confessed to the crime, but unfortunately they already garroted the wrong man.Mi vecino se confesó culpable del crimen, pero lamentablemente ya habían agarrotado al hombre equivocado.
b. ejecutar con garrote
The townspeople were about to garrote the traitor for his treason.La gente del pueblo estuvo a punto de ejecutar al traidor con garrote por su traición.
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garrote
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el garrote vil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. dar garrote vil a
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garrote
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garrote
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (estaca)
a. club, stick
2. (instrumento de ejecución)
a.
garrote (vil)garotte
dar garrote a alguiento garotte somebody
3. (freno)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. brake
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garrote
1 (palo) stick; club
la política del garrote y la zanahoria the carrot-and-stick approach
usar el gran garrote
2 (Med) tourniquet
3 (Jur) (ejecución) garrotte
dar garrote a algn to garrotte sb
4 (México) (Automóviles) brake
darse garrote to check o.s.; hold o.s. back
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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