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From Spanish garrote

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Singular
Garrote

Plural
Garrotes

Garrote (plural Garrotes)
  1. an iron collar formerly used in Spain to execute people by strangulation
    • 2004: Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
      The Spanish had responded to the insurgency with characteristic brutality. They gave rebels the "usual four shots in the back" or the garrote - an iron collar tightened around the victim's neck with a screw until he was strangled to death.
  2. something, especially a cord or wire, used for strangulation
    The mob boss was known for having his enemies executed with a garrotte of piano wire.

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Infinitive
to Garrote

Third person singular
Garrotes

Simple past
garrotted

Past participle
garrotted

Present participle
garrotting

to Garrote (third-person singular simple present Garrotes, present participle garrotting, simple past and past participle garrotted)
  1. (transitive) to execute by strangulation
  2. (transitive) to kill using a garrote

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French garrot.

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Garrote m. (plural Garrotes)

Singular
Garrote m.

Plural
Garrotes m.

  1. garrote
  2. club

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