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Definition of massacre verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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