Recent Examples of garrote from the Web
Agents seized a 54-inch metal garrote, a pistol, ammunition, gas masks, a bulletproof vest, knives, zip ties and other items from him when he was arrested.
Chaon's novel walks along a garrote stretched taut between Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock.
Farley thinks the sinew tied around Lindow Man’s neck could as easily be a necklace as a garrote.
The prosecution said wire found in the back of paintings belonging to Bradford’s mother was similar to that used to make the garrote.
Unable to dispatch her with the garrote, the killer got up, retrieved a 10-inch knife from her kitchen and proceeded to ‘slice, dice and butcher’ her, ultimately severing her femoral artery.
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Origin and Etymology of garrote
First Known Use: 1622See Words from the same year
Examples of garrote in a Sentence
the goons sent by the loan shark threatened to garrote the hero with his own necktie
First Known Use of garrote
GARROTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of garrote for English Language Learners
: to strangle (someone) with a garrote
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