massacre noun

ADJ. appalling, bloody, cold-blooded, horrible, terrible an appalling massacre of women and children

VERB + MASSACRE be responsible for, carry out, perpetrate, take part in The massacre was carried out by enemy troops. As many as fifty men took part in the massacre. | be killed in | escape, survive

MASSACRE + VERB take place

PREP. ~ by a massacre by rebel soldiers

PHRASES the victims of a massacre