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Noun: butchering  bû-chu-ring
  1. The business of a butcher
    - butchery
Verb: butcher  bû-chu(r)
  1. Kill (animals) usually for food consumption
    "They butchered their only goat to survive the winter";
    - slaughter
  2. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    - botch, bodge [Brit], bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub [N. Amer], screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bobble [N. Amer], mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, goof up, cock up [Brit], balls up
  3. Kill a large number of people indiscriminately
    "The Hutus butchered the Tutsis in Rwanda";
    - massacre, slaughter, mow down

Derived forms: butcherings

Type of: business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, fail, go wrong, kill, miscarry

Encyclopedia: Butchering

Butcher, Paul