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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 ?
It was Halpin Frayser's impression that he was to be garroted on his native heath.
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.
Lenon told the court Lilley approached the teenager from behind as he installed games on her computer, garroted him until the wire broke, then stabbed him three times.
amp;nbsp;While speaking in the court Lenon said that Lilley came up to the teenager from behind as he was installing games on her computer after which she garroted him until the wire broke, after which she stabbed him three times.