English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'butcher'

Additional synonyms

in the sense of cut
Definition
to divide or be divided with or as if with a sharp instrument
Mr Long was cutting himself a piece of the cake.
Synonyms
in the sense of cut-throat
Definition
a murderer
a band of cut-throats prepared to undertake the vilest crimes for money
Synonyms
slayer (archaic),
liquidator,
hitman or woman (slang),
heavy (slang)
in the sense of destroy
Definition
to kill (an animal)
The horse had to be destroyed.
Synonyms
put down,
put to sleep
in the sense of destroy
Definition
to ruin
The building was completely destroyed.
Synonyms
break down,
gut,
wipe out,
trash (slang),
total (slang),
slay (archaic, literary),
torpedo,
put paid to,
blow to bits,
extirpate (archaic),
blow sky-high
in the sense of dress
He's so careless about dressing his hair.
Synonyms
do (up),
set,
comb (out),
get ready
in the sense of executioner
Synonyms
slayer,
liquidator,
hitman or woman (slang),
exterminator
in the sense of exterminate
Definition
to destroy a group or type of people, animals, or plants completely
A huge effort was made to exterminate the rats.
in the sense of killer
The police are searching for his killers.
Synonyms
slaughterer,
slayer,
hitman or woman (slang),
destroyer,
liquidator,
terminator,
exterminator,
genocidaire,
in the sense of liquidate
Definition
to eliminate or kill
They have not hesitated in the past to liquidate their rivals.
Synonyms
do in (slang),
eliminate (slang),
take out (slang),
get rid of,
wipe out (informal),
finish off,
do away with,
blow away (slang, US),
bump off (slang),
rub out (US, slang)
in the sense of massacre
Definition
to kill people indiscriminately in large numbers
Troops indiscriminately massacred the defenceless population.
Synonyms
take out (slang),
wipe out,
slay (archaic, literary),
blow away (slang, US),
mow down,
cut to pieces

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Thesaurus for butcher from the Collins English Thesaurus
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