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Definition of butcher verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    butcher

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