Translation of murder in Spanish:

murder

asesinato, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈməːdə//ˈmərdər/

noun

  • 1

    (killing)
    asesinato masculine
    Law homicidio masculine
    to commit murder cometer un asesinato / un crimen
    • the murder of a policeman el asesinato de un policía
    • to get away with murder
    • she lets them get away with murder les permite cualquier cosa
    • to scream bloody / blue murder (become angry) poner el grito en el cielo
    • murder charge acusación de asesinato / homicidio
    • murder squad brigada de homicidios
    • murder trial juicio por asesinato
    • murder victim víctima de asesinato / homicidio
    • the murder weapon el arma homicida / del crimen
  • 2

    (something unpleasant)
    to be murder ser la muerte
    • the traffic was murder el tráfico era la muerte
    • it was murder in town with so many tourists la ciudad estaba imposible con tanto turista

transitive verb

  • 1

    (kill)
    asesinar
    matar
    if I catch that kid I'll murder him! ¡como agarre a ese chico, lo mato!
  • 2

    (music/play)
    (ruin)
    destrozar
    masacrar humorous
  • 3informal

    (devour)
    I could really murder a beer ¡qué no daría por una cerveza!

intransitive verb

  • 1

    matar
    • Those guns would have been destined to be used in murders, robberies or kidnappings.
    • They were involved in numerous murders, assaults, rapes and robberies and if you crossed their path you were unlikely to emerge without a few broken bones.
    • While its initial remit was to take on drug gangs, the agency now deals with all forms of major organised crime, helping investigate murders, kidnappings, extortion and robbery.
    • An epidemic of criminal activities, murders, revenge killings and gang turf battles has resulted.
    • Its members are unsurpassed at stopping murders, rapes, robberies, burglaries and other violent crimes.
    • Since last June there have been 45 assassinations, 37 kidnappings and nine attempted murders, according to the report.
    • From muggings to murders, recent crime patterns show citizens returning home from office or an outing late in the night have become soft targets of the men on prowl.
    • The ring specialised in contract murders, abductions, explosions, racketeering and other terrorist activities.
    • Murders and attempted murders of state officials became almost routine, preoccupying and slowing down state administrators and inviting reprisals or, at least, harsh policies.
    • Where crime is concerned there is a lot of talk about who the criminals are, and where they live, and what is going to be done to reduce the kidnappings, murders and other criminal activities.
    • I got so tired of watching the news because of all the kidnappings and rapes and murders and theft that filled that channel and I wanted to help put an end to it.
    • Among them were 646 cases of physical assault resulting in injury, and eight attempted murders but no actual murders.
    • They argue that even if all those on death row were to be hanged, the killings and murders would still continue, and may very well increase despite the hangings.
    • However, we are not to be forgotten; our voice will be heard as we speak out against the horrendous rapes, kidnappings and murders polluting our paradise.
    • Speaking of murder, remember that not all homicides are murders and that murder carries a specific legal meaning.
    • I must emphasise we need to question this man regarding the murder and two attempted murders of police officers in Leeds.
    • We have laws on murder, but, tragically, we still have murders and killings in this country.
    • The country has the highest number of murders, rapes, hijackings and violent robberies in the world.
    • By the end of the year there were 129 killings, murders, assassinations, crossfire victims, accidents and unexplained deaths.
    • What if all the cities in the US were wracked by a crime wave, with thousands of murders, kidnappings, burglaries, and carjackings in every major city every year?