garrotte


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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.

garrotte

(ɡəˈrɒt) ,

garrote

or

garotte

n
1. (Historical Terms) a Spanish method of execution by strangulation or by breaking the neck
2. (Historical Terms) the device, usually an iron collar, used in such executions
3. (Historical Terms) obsolete strangulation of one's victim while committing robbery
vb (tr)
4. (Historical Terms) to execute by means of the garrotte
5. to strangle, esp in order to commit robbery
[C17: from Spanish garrote, perhaps from Old French garrot cudgel; of obscure origin]
garˈrotter, garˈroter, gaˈrotter n

garrotte


Past participle: garrotted
Gerund: garrotting

Imperative
garrotte
garrotte
Present
I garrotte
you garrotte
he/she/it garrottes
we garrotte
you garrotte
they garrotte
Preterite
I garrotted
you garrotted
he/she/it garrotted
we garrotted
you garrotted
they garrotted
Present Continuous
I am garrotting
you are garrotting
he/she/it is garrotting
we are garrotting
you are garrotting
they are garrotting
Present Perfect
I have garrotted
you have garrotted
he/she/it has garrotted
we have garrotted
you have garrotted
they have garrotted
Past Continuous
I was garrotting
you were garrotting
he/she/it was garrotting
we were garrotting
you were garrotting
they were garrotting
Past Perfect
I had garrotted
you had garrotted
he/she/it had garrotted
we had garrotted
you had garrotted
they had garrotted
Future
I will garrotte
you will garrotte
he/she/it will garrotte
we will garrotte
you will garrotte
they will garrotte
Future Perfect
I will have garrotted
you will have garrotted
he/she/it will have garrotted
we will have garrotted
you will have garrotted
they will have garrotted
Future Continuous
I will be garrotting
you will be garrotting
he/she/it will be garrotting
we will be garrotting
you will be garrotting
they will be garrotting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been garrotting
you have been garrotting
he/she/it has been garrotting
we have been garrotting
you have been garrotting
they have been garrotting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been garrotting
you will have been garrotting
he/she/it will have been garrotting
we will have been garrotting
you will have been garrotting
they will have been garrotting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been garrotting
you had been garrotting
he/she/it had been garrotting
we had been garrotting
you had been garrotting
they had been garrotting
Conditional
I would garrotte
you would garrotte
he/she/it would garrotte
we would garrotte
you would garrotte
they would garrotte
Past Conditional
I would have garrotted
you would have garrotted
he/she/it would have garrotted
we would have garrotted
you would have garrotted
they would have garrotted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garrotte - an instrument of execution for execution by strangulationgarrotte - 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.garrotte - 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"
Translations

garrotte

[gəˈrɒt]
A. Ngarrote m
B. VTagarrotar

garrotte

[gəˈrɒt]
vtétrangler
to be garrotted → subir le supplice du garrot
ngarrot m

garrotte

vt (= execute)garrottieren, mit der Garrotte hinrichten; (= strangle)erdrosseln
nGarrotte f

garrotte

[gəˈrɒt]
1. ngarrotta
2. vtgarrottare
References in classic literature ?
He had seen Kai Shang garrotte a man at Pai-sha in a dark alleyway back of Loo Kotai's place.
I've long considered the wearing of neckties in restaurants to be harmful to human health, not only because a stroppy maitre d' can grab it, but because it seems wrong to force customers to garrotte the very tube down which the food is passing.
If it breaks, I'll kill everyone on this train," he says, just before dispatching a handful of mobsters with a garrotte.
An extract reads: "It is time to garrotte the Game Boy and paralyse the PlayStation.
Uber-competitive to the last, you get the impression these playground Nazis would cheerfully garrotte a young rival if it meant giving their whining offspring a last go on the swings.
Hell, bring back the garrotte if it helps, too" - Joan Collins (pictured).
oh, if you're playing out with your friends from the French Resistance, you could always stretch it across a road and use it to garrotte Nazi motorcyclists.
He was charged with possessing home-made explosives and an imitation gun with intent, carrying a garrotte, three knives and an axe and assaulting staff members who trapped him in the revolving doors.
There were also a machete and a garrotte made from bamboo and wire.
He died from asphyxiation after a shoelace garrotte was tightened around his neck using a wooden spoon at his south Kensington home but it is unclear whether or not he killed himself, Westminster Coroner's Court was told.