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abattre meaning in English

v. pull down, knock down, kill or destroy (animals); murder, butcher, slaughter, injure; break, discourage; dispatch, despatch; flatten, defeat; sew the edge of a seam down flat, place or set down; write down, put to print; crush, repress (riots)


Examples

  1. Il a fait abattre en masse , sans discontinuer et inutilement , des millions d’animaux.
    He had a huge contiguous cull of millions of animals that was completely unnecessary.
  2. Si l'on doit absolument capturer des animaux , on doit alors les abattre de façon raisonnable.
    If people insist on catching animals , then they should be sensible and shoot them.
  3. Bush réussira certainement à abattre militairement le régime de saddam hussein.
    President bush will certainly succeed in bringing down saddam hussein's regime by military force.
  4. En effet , nous inciterions les éleveurs à abattre maintenant leurs vaches allaitantes.
    Its effect , after all , would be to prompt the farmers to slaughter their suckler cows now.
  5. C'est une crise en effet : 225 cas à ce jour , un quart de million de bêtes à abattre !
    Indeed it is a crisis: 225 cases at present , a quarter of a million animals to be slaughtered!
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