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butchers

noun
plural of butcher

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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butchers

verb
present tense third-person singular of butcher

Synonyms & Antonyms of butchers (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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“Butchers.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/butchers. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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