- 1massacre somebody to kill a large number of people, especially in a cruel way Hundreds of innocent women and children were massacred.
- 2massacre somebody (informal) to defeat someone in a game or competition by a high score Our team was massacred in the final.
NAmE//ˈmæsəkər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they massacre
he / she / it massacres
past simple massacred
-ing form massacring