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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.”
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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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To inflict a violent and disfiguring injury on
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To injure, destroy, or severely damage by cutting or slashing
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To cut (the body of an animal) into joints for cooking
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To fix, correct, revise or improve (a text or document)
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To comprehensively defeat
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Plural for 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.”
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Plural for 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.”
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Plural for an incompetent person liable to bungle a task or effort
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“Terry, the trumpet star, inexplicably allows himself to be presented with a musical butcher like Brookmeyer.”
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Plural for an act of cutting or butchering meat
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