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An indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of many people
“Surprise was the key element, but a brutal massacre was not needed.”
Any overwhelming defeat, as in a game or sport
To kill on a large scale
“Eight to ten millions of soldiers will massacre one another and in so doing devour the whole of Europe until they have stripped it barer than any swarm of locusts has ever done.”
To kill in considerable numbers where little or no resistance can be made, with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and contrary to civilized norms
“In 81 overs the Nalandians massacred the Royal bowlers to post a massive 315 for six wickets when stumps were drawn.”
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