noun, verb (used with object), ga·rot·ted, ga·rot·ting.
or ga·rote, ga·rotte, gar·rotte
verb (used with object), gar·rot·ed, gar·rot·ing.
Origin of garrote
Related Words for garottedshoot, execute, slay, massacre, slaughter, butcher, exterminate, destroy, assassinate, behead, strangle, decapitate, lynch, asphyxiate, dispatch, mar, guillotine, snuff, ruin, abolish
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Historical Examples of garotted
She will burgle your office: she will have you attacked and garotted at night in the street.Augustus Does His Bit
George Bernard Shaw
I am so relieved that you have not been garotted, or blown into the bay.A Daughter of the Vine
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Antonio Lopez, who attempted to affect a revolution in Cuba, was garotted at Havana.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
also garrotte, 1620s, "Spanish method of capital punishment by strangulation," from Spanish garrote "stick for twisting cord," of unknown origin, perhaps from Old French guaroc "club, stick, rod, shaft of a crossbow," probably ultimately Celtic, but possibly from Frankish *wrokkan "to twist" (cf. Middle Dutch wroken "to twist").
I have no hesitation in pronouncing death by the garrot, at once the most manly, and the least offensive to the eye. [Major John Richardson, "British Legion," 1837]
"to execute with a garrote," 1851, from garrote (n.); sense of "choke and then rob" is from 1852. Related: Garotted; garotting.