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Definition of garrotte verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

garrotte

 verb
(also garotte) (also US English garrote) verb
BrE BrE//ɡəˈrɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈrɑːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they garrotte
BrE BrE//ɡəˈrɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈrɑːt//
 
he / she / it garrottes
BrE BrE//ɡəˈrɒts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈrɑːts//
 
past simple garrotted
BrE BrE//ɡəˈrɒtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈrɑːtɪd//
 
past participle garrotted
BrE BrE//ɡəˈrɒtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈrɑːtɪd//
 
-ing form garrotting
BrE BrE//ɡəˈrɒtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈrɑːtɪŋ//
 
 
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garrotte somebody to kill somebody by putting a piece of wire, etc. around their neck and pulling it tight He had been garrotted, and his tongue had been cut out. Word Origin early 17th cent.: via French from Spanish garrote ‘a cudgel, a garrotte’, perhaps of Celtic origin.

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