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Noun
A person whose trade is cutting up and selling meat in a shop
“His father was a skilled craftsman who worked as a butcher, brickmaker, and bricklayer before moving the family north to St. Louis in 1917.”
Noun
A person who kills people indiscriminately or brutally
“With the help of the Troglydytes, the young couple manages to kill the tyrannical and murderous butcher.”
Noun
An incompetent person liable to bungle a task or effort
“Terry, the trumpet star, inexplicably allows himself to be presented with a musical butcher like Brookmeyer.”
Noun
Hired killer
Verb
To slaughter (animals) and prepare (meat) for market
“Also, Mr. Clarke can butcher a beast for his shop on a wooden block behind the counter.”
Verb
To kill, especially on a large scale
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“Designed for furious close assault, it is able to butcher swathes of enemy infantry as well as smash its way through barricades with ease.”
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To ruin something, especially through incompetence
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“Yet, for every excellent rendition, there are many artists who butcher the song.”
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Inflict a violent and disfiguring injury on
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To fix, correct, revise or improve (a text or document)
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To be victorious over
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Adjective
Comparative for very masculine, with a masculine appearance or attitude
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“In the restlessly nurturing mind's eye of my mother, there resides a vastly better lighted and less deliberately butch apartment that is organized to be shared with a member of the opposite sex.”
Adjective
Comparative for sexually attracted to people of one's own sex
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