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garrote

noun gar·rote \ gə-ˈrät , -ˈrōt ; ˈger-ət , ˈga-rət \
variants: or garotte
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of garrote

1 a : a method of execution by strangulation
b : the apparatus used
2 : an implement (such as a wire with a handle at each end) for strangulation

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Origin and Etymology of garrote

Spanish garrote

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garrote

verb
variants: or garotte

Definition of garrote

garroted or garotted; garroting or garotting
transitive verb
: to strangle with or as if with a garrote

garroter

noun

Examples of garrote in a Sentence

  1. the goons sent by the loan shark threatened to garrote the hero with his own necktie

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First Known Use of garrote

1851

garrote Synonyms

Synonyms
choke (or garotte), strangle, suffocate, throttle
Related Words
asphyxiate, smother, stifle; scrag
Near Antonyms
restore, resuscitate, revive

GARROTE Defined for English Language Learners

garrote

noun

Definition of garrote for English Language Learners

  • : a device (such as a piece of wire with a handle at each end) that is used to strangle someone


garrote

verb

Definition of garrote for English Language Learners

  • : to strangle (someone) with a garrote



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