Translation of massacre in Spanish:

massacre

masacrar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈmasəkə//ˈmæsəkər/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (slaughter)
    masacrar
    matar
    • They knew him, and they hated him as his soldiers massacred their people.
    • Thus it is not generally known that several thousand citizens have been massacred along the northern rim of the country the past 17 years.
    • In the weeks that followed, more than twelve hundred people were massacred and thousands of women were beaten and raped.
    • But it also saw a continuation of nationalist wars in which hundreds of thousands of people were wantonly massacred in just about every corner of the globe.
    • We would massacre their cities, killing woman and children, and they would do the same.
    • Sure enough, the soldiers went in, they were captured, they were butchered, they were massacred.
    • 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.
    • In the days and nights that followed, thousands of people were massacred.
    • He'll meet privately with the families of the people killed in that massacre.
    • When, early in 1887, a force of 500 Italian soldiers was massacred in Africa, there was a national outcry and demands for strong government.
    • Thousands were massacred by white settlers or evicted from their ancestral lands.
    • After being given traditional Highland hospitality the soldiers turned on and massacred some 40 of their hosts, and many of those who escaped soon died in winter storms.
    • Then criminal responsibility would in fact be much clearer than it would be if soldiers had massacred civilians in violation of orders.
    • In the later stages of the campaign, we know the citizens of these villages were killed and massacred and buried in mass graves.
    • Then the army moved in, destroying the town and massacring hundreds of people, in response to the killing of 12 policemen the previous month.
    • Shots of the desert are breathtaking, while the battle scenes are also wonderfully portrayed, depicting the stark isolation the soldiers faced being massacred.
    • Africans had seen too many military coups, too many wars within and between countries, and too many people massacred, killed, maimed, displaced and turned into refugees.
    • Days pass, thousands more are massacred, and we go on with our lives.
    • In retaliation to killings of northerners in the South, the military rulers massacred thousands of southerners and many were brutally tortured.
    • No, they were massacred in their own places most brutally.
  • 2informal

    (defeat heavily)
    (opponent/team) aniquilar informal
    • I think it appropriate to note that the song was not written by Joan, especially since there are people who feel that Joan massacred the song.
    • Now they've taken yet another show I grew up with and massacred it.
    • Actually, it's been about two-and-a-half years since they massacred the song at the Isle of Wight festival, which everyone would probably like to forget.
    • After taking some time to play himself in, he simply massacred the bowlers and England were put to the sword.
    • Yesterday, however, the triple Olympic champion turned up at the start of the women's time-trial and massacred the opposition to retain the second of her titles.
    • Both gaze lovingly at their partner in the audience as they massacre bad ballads.
    • The orchestra didn't help matters and massacred the song completely and turned the guitar solo into a joke.
    • Here we massacred them in the first half.
    • Teams as talented as Penn State only get massacred on a regular basis if they quit playing hard, and they only quit playing hard if they no longer fear their coach.
    • In 81 overs the Nalandians massacred the Royal bowlers to post a massive 315 for six wickets when stumps were drawn.
  • 3

    (ruin)
    (music/text) destrozar
    (music/text) arruinar
    (music/text) estropear

noun

  • 1

    (murder)
    matanza feminine
    masacre feminine
    carnicería feminine
    • The only definitions at all relevant to the present debate appear to be a slaughter or massacre, or mass murder of people in a specific group.
    • Official reports on the massacre were never released, and just two policemen were charged.
    • Civil wars in various countries added to the world war, genocidal massacres, political assassinations and monstrosities of war turned the world upside down.
    • Both are wanted by the UN war crimes tribunal at The Hague for their alleged roles in the massacre and other war crimes.
    • Government forces have overseen and participated in massacres, the summary executions of civilians and the burning of towns and villages.
    • But it could all end right here, right now for him - in a brutal massacre.
    • Surprise was the key element, but a brutal massacre was not needed.
    • It was a slow slaughter, peppered with massacres and atrocities from which whole generations are still recovering.
    • Nothing else can describe such brutal massacres, such wanton destruction.
    • The question remains as to why these gruesome war crimes and massacres were committed against the civil population?
    • It became clear to us that we were witnessing the aftermath of a massacre, the cold-blooded butchery of helpless and defenceless civilians.
    • The chopper pilot, however, did not report the massacre.
    • The concrete reality consists of kidnappings, murders, tortures, rapes and massacres.
    • According to the report, the massacre occurred after the guerrillas had tried to force the workers to stage a strike against the company.
    • There won't be a single family in the country unaffected, there will be bloodshed, treachery, espionage, murder, pogroms and massacres.
    • Reports of ethnic massacres signify an extreme degree of threat and it is hard to dismiss the influence of these reports in triggering group mobilization.
    • Emails reporting massacres and other atrocities were based on noises overheard, a cautious glance from the window, and third-hand reports.
    • I thought that I had seen one tiny corner of an indiscriminate massacre of students and intellectuals, a bloodbath.
    • Their reluctance can only multiply manifold after Sunday night's brutal massacre.
    • The junta is mostly known for slaughters and massacres, but there really is a demand for change.
  • 2informal

    (heavy defeat)
    paliza feminine informal
    • It was a massacre and a stunning reversal of fortune for a guy who was widely doubted as a big-game quarterback.
    • It was a massacre with not a single point scored by the Bulldogs.
    • It was a massacre.. Australia smashed England out of the park in the batting and then took the major wickets in short order.
    • It was a massacre. When a team wins 38-14, on the road, without forcing a single defensive turnover, you know it has been a one-sided game.
    • We discovered in the massacre at Macclesfield that all teams can look poor going backwards, and Longton were certainly no exception.