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1 slaughter /ˈslɑːtɚ/ verb
slaughters; slaughtered; slaughtering
1 slaughter
/ˈslɑːtɚ/
verb
slaughters; slaughtered; slaughtering
Learner's definition of SLAUGHTER
[+ object]
: to kill (many people) in a very violent way
informal : to defeat (someone or something) easily or completely
2 slaughter /ˈslɑːtɚ/ noun
2 slaughter
/ˈslɑːtɚ/
noun
Learner's definition of SLAUGHTER
[noncount]
: the act of killing animals for their meat
: the violent killing of a large number of people see also manslaughter

like a lamb to the slaughter

see 1lamb
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