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Definition 1: a hunt in which beaters force the game to flee in the direction of the hunter - [noun denoting act]

(battue is a kind of ...) the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport

Definition 2: indiscriminate slaughter - [noun denoting act]

Samples where battue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered
  • ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name
  • the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder
  • a huge prison battue was ordered

Synonyms for battue in the sense of this definition

(battue is a kind of ...) the savage and excessive killing of many people

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