- 1butcher somebody to kill people in a very cruel and violent way
- 2butcher something to kill animals and cut them up for use as meat
- 3 butcher something to spoil something by doing it very badly The script was good, but those guys butchered it.
NAmE//ˈbʊtʃər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they butcher
he / she / it butchers
past simple butchered
-ing form butchering