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massacre

massacre(
mah
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suh
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kuhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (slaughter)
a. la masacre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The general was tried for being the architect of the massacre of thousands of civilians.El general fue juzgado por ser el arquitecto de la masacre de miles de civiles.
b. la carnicería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
One of the victims of the attack said it had been a massacre.Una de las víctimas del atentado dijo que había sido una carnicería.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(resounding defeat)
a. la paliza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We won the match 27 to zero. It was a massacre.Ganamos el partido 27 a cero. Fue una paliza.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to slaughter)
a. masacrar
The Mongols knocked down the city gates and proceeded to massacre everyone inside the city.Los mongoles derribaron las puertas de la ciudad y procedieron a masacrar a todos dentro de la ciudad.
b. aniquilar
Many of the natives were massacred by the settlers.Muchos de los nativos fueron aniquilados por los colonos.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to defeat resoundingly)
a. dar una paliza
The visiting team massacred the home team.El equipo visitante le dio una paliza al equipo local.
b. aniquilar
Liverpool massacred Manchester United in an Champions League game last night.Liverpool aniquiló al Manchester United anoche en un partido de la Liga de Campeones.
c. aplastar
The champion massacred the veteran player in the finals.El campeón aplastó al veterano jugador en la final.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to ruin)
a. destrozar
That was beyond terrible. You totally massacred that song!Eso fue peor que malo. ¡Destrozaste esa canción por completo!
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massacre
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la masacre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (fam fig)
a.
it was a massacrefue una auténtica paliza
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (also fig)
a. masacrar
4. (fam fig)
a.
they were massacredles dieron un palizón
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massacre [ˈmæsəkəʳ]
noun
1 (killing) masacre (f); carnicería (f)
one child survived the massacre by hiding in a cupboard there are rumours of a massacre in the Serb-occupied territory the massacre of villagers attending church
2 (defeat) derrota (f) aplastante; paliza (informal) (f)
one of the first great Rugby League massacres occurred on 28 February 1914 when Swinton Park Rangers were annihilated 119-2 by Huddersfield
transitive verb
1 (kill) masacrar; aniquilar
2 (defeat) aplastar; dar una paliza a (informal)
we were massacred
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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