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butcher

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someone who bungles an effort
  • the newest intern on the campaign is a butcher when it comes to writing press releases

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butcher

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of butcher (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to kill on a large scale
  • the barbarians butchered the monks in the monasteries without mercy

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2 to make or do (something) in a clumsy or unskillful way
  • the new piano student butchered the sonatina

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The first known use of butcher was in the 13th century

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“Butcher.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/butcher. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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