Adjective "garrotte" definition and examples

(Garrotte may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɡəˈrɒt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Kill (someone) by strangulation, especially with a length of wire or cord.
  1. 'In the meantime, he had cast off his accursed plaything and leapt over the railings like a boxer over the paregoric ropes which would have garroted him had he not been both careful and proficient.'
  2. 'A kite-flyer later managed virtually to garrotte me as I strolled along the beach.'
  3. 'You felt instinctively as if something terrible had happened here: that the tribesmen had crucified the station master perhaps, or garroted the ticket collector.'
  4. 'Victims were shot, strangled, poisoned, drowned, garrotted, thrown from cliffs and hacked to pieces.'
  5. 'When two of the peasants dare to speak their minds about this state of unjust affairs in his presence, the ruthless prince orders them garroted.'
  6. 'A witness has told a trial how the steward at a motocross track allowed riders to carry on after an 11-year-old boy was garrotted as the result of a crash.'
  7. 'I remember when he said he'd like to garotte her.'
  8. 'It also happens to be the truth, which is why I plan to have him garroted by Italian thugs.'
  9. '‘Multiple deaths’ are not unusual: the one fully documented bog body from Britain, Lindow man, had been garrotted, hit on the back of the head and cut across the throat.'
  10. 'The mystery of how Britain's leading expert on him came to be lying garrotted to death on his own bed may have been solved by the author's greatest creation, Sherlock Holmes.'

noun

A wire, cord, or other implement used for garrotting.
  1. 'Then I was looping my arms around his neck, trying to use the bar between the manacles as a garrotte.'
  2. 'This one held a lone shotgun and revolver; the other items were more esoteric, including foils, swords, crossbows and bolts, spears, axes, hatchets, knives of all sizes and shapes, stakes, gallon jugs of holy water, and garrotes.'
  3. 'They also had a Tommy gun - and he had a garrotte or ‘cheese cutter’, a more silent way of killing.'
  4. 'Theoretically facing a death sentence, he mistook the police photography equipment for his notorious mechanical garotte, and remembers asking himself ‘whether this was the right time to shout something defiant and noble’.'
  5. 'But there was no blood as a practical matter because the garrote was already tightened around her neck, stopping the flow of blood from her heart to her brain when she was struck on the head.'
  6. 'She had been strangled with a garrotte made from a stick and cord and her skull was fractured.'
  7. 'Each and every one of them is as adept with the longbow and the broadsword by day as he is with the dirk and the garrotte in the dead of night.'

More definitions

1. garrote.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be garrotte."

Origin

Early 17th century: via French from Spanish garrote ‘a cudgel, a garrotte’, perhaps of Celtic origin.