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gar·rote

or gar·rotte  (gə-rŏt′, -rōt′)
n.
1.
a. A method of execution formerly practiced in Spain, in which a tightened iron collar is used to strangle or break the neck of a condemned person.
b. The iron collar used for such an execution.
2.
a. Strangulation, especially in order to rob.
b. A cord or wire used for strangling.
tr.v. gar·rot·ed, gar·rot·ing, gar·rotes or gar·rot·ted or gar·rot·ting or gar·rottes
1. To execute by garrote.
2. To strangle in order to rob.

[Spanish, cudgel, instrument of torture, possibly from Old French garrot, perhaps from garoquier, to struggle.]

gar·rot′er n.

gar•rote

ga•rotte

(gəˈrɒt, -ˈroʊt)

n., v. -rot•ed, -rot•ing or -rot•ted, -rot•ting. n.
1. a method of execution in which an iron collar is tightened around a person's neck until death occurs.
2. the collarlike instrument used for this.
3. strangulation or throttling, esp. in the course of a robbery.
4. a cord or wire used for strangling.
v.t.
5. to execute or stangle with the garrote.
[1615–25; < Sp garrote or French garrot cudgel, of uncertain orig.]
gar•rot′er, n.

garrote


Past participle: garroted
Gerund: garroting

Imperative
garrote
garrote
Present
I garrote
you garrote
he/she/it garrotes
we garrote
you garrote
they garrote
Preterite
I garroted
you garroted
he/she/it garroted
we garroted
you garroted
they garroted
Present Continuous
I am garroting
you are garroting
he/she/it is garroting
we are garroting
you are garroting
they are garroting
Present Perfect
I have garroted
you have garroted
he/she/it has garroted
we have garroted
you have garroted
they have garroted
Past Continuous
I was garroting
you were garroting
he/she/it was garroting
we were garroting
you were garroting
they were garroting
Past Perfect
I had garroted
you had garroted
he/she/it had garroted
we had garroted
you had garroted
they had garroted
Future
I will garrote
you will garrote
he/she/it will garrote
we will garrote
you will garrote
they will garrote
Future Perfect
I will have garroted
you will have garroted
he/she/it will have garroted
we will have garroted
you will have garroted
they will have garroted
Future Continuous
I will be garroting
you will be garroting
he/she/it will be garroting
we will be garroting
you will be garroting
they will be garroting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been garroting
you have been garroting
he/she/it has been garroting
we have been garroting
you have been garroting
they have been garroting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been garroting
you will have been garroting
he/she/it will have been garroting
we will have been garroting
you will have been garroting
they will have been garroting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been garroting
you had been garroting
he/she/it had been garroting
we had been garroting
you had been garroting
they had been garroting
Conditional
I would garrote
you would garrote
he/she/it would garrote
we would garrote
you would garrote
they would garrote
Past Conditional
I would have garroted
you would have garroted
he/she/it would have garroted
we would have garroted
you would have garroted
they would have garroted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garrote - an instrument of execution for execution by strangulationgarrote - an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation
instrument of execution - an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
Verb1.garrote - strangle with an iron collar; "people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain"
strangle, strangulate, throttle - kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangle his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"
References in classic literature ?
In a little narrow corridor, near by, they showed us where many a prisoner, after lying in the dungeons until he was forgotten by all save his persecutors, was brought by masked executioners and garroted, or sewed up in a sack, passed through a little window to a boat, at dead of night, and taken to some remote spot and drowned.
It was Halpin Frayser's impression that he was to be garroted on his native heath.
I did make threats, but I was not threatening that I was the one who would have him garroted,'' he said.
A pensioner has been found garroted in his bed after travelling to Pakistan for a reconciliation with his estranged wife.