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Synonyms of 'butcher'

(noun) 
Definition
a person who kills animals for meat
I went to the butcher for steak for my lunch.
Synonyms
meat trader
,
slaughterer
,
meat merchant
,
meat seller
(noun) 
Definition
a brutal murderer
This bunch are mere brutes and butchers.
Synonyms
murderer
a notorious mass murderer
,
killer
The police are searching for his killers.
,
slaughterer
,
slayer
,
destroyer
,
liquidator
, ,
cut-throat
a band of cut-throats prepared to undertake the vilest crimes for money
,
exterminator
(verb) 
Definition
to kill and prepare (animals) for meat
Flint was used for butchering meat in the Stone Age.
Synonyms
, ,
carve
One of the prisoners has carved a beautiful chess set.
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cut up
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dress
He's so careless about dressing his hair.
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cut
Mr Long was cutting himself a piece of the cake.
, ,
(verb) 
Definition
to kill (people) at random or brutally
Our people are being butchered in their own homes.
Synonyms
kill
More than 1,000 people have been killed by the armed forces.
,
slaughter
Whales and dolphins are still being slaughtered for commercial gain.
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massacre
Troops indiscriminately massacred the defenceless population.
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destroy
The horse had to be destroyed.
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cut down
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assassinate
a plot to assassinate the President
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slay (archaic, literary)
the hill where he slew the dragon
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liquidate
They have not hesitated in the past to liquidate their rivals.
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exterminate
A huge effort was made to exterminate the rats.
,
put to the sword
(verb) 
Definition
to make a mess of
I am not in Cannes because they butchered my film.
Synonyms
mess up
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destroy
The building was completely destroyed.
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ruin
The original decor was all ruined during renovation.
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wreck
Vandals wrecked the garden.
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spoil
It is important not to let mistakes spoil your life.
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mutilate
The writer's verdict was that his screenplay had been mutilated.
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botch
It's a silly idea, and he has botched it.
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bodge (informal)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of assassinate
Definition
to murder (a prominent person)
a plot to assassinate the President
Synonyms
eliminate (slang),
take out (slang),
hit (slang),
blow away (slang, US),
in the sense of botch
Definition
to spoil through clumsiness or ineptitude
It's a silly idea, and he has botched it.
Synonyms
mar,
screw up (informal),
mess up,
cock up (British, slang),
balls up (taboo, slang),
fuck up (offensive, taboo, slang),
make a nonsense of (informal),
bodge (informal),
make a pig's ear of (informal),
flub (US, slang),
crool or cruel (Australian, slang)
in the sense of carve
Definition
to cut in order to form something
One of the prisoners has carved a beautiful chess set.
Synonyms
cut,
chisel,
hew (old-fashioned),

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