(=crime) meurtre m
to commit murder commettre un meurtre
to be found guilty of murder être déclaré (e) coupable de meurtre
→ He was jailed for life after being found guilty of murder
to be convicted of a murder être déclaré (e) coupable de meurtre
→ She was convicted of three murders
to get away with murder * (fig) pouvoir tout se permettre
→ You can get away with murder when you are 71 years old
→ The old-style suppliers used to get away with murder. Cod was 10 days old before you'd see it on the fishmonger's slab
→ Blair is getting away with murder.
His charm allows him to get away with murder. Il a tellement de charme qu'on lui passe tout., Il a tellement de charme qu'on lui pardonne tout.
→ His charm and the fact that he is so likeable often allows him to get away with murder.
(politically motivated killing)
The traffic was murder! Il y avait une circulation infernale!
It can be murder finding a parking space. Ça peut être la galère de trouver une place de parking.
(=kill) assassiner, tuer
→ a thriller about two men who murder a third to see if they can get away with it
to be murdered
(=be victim of crime) être assassiné
He was murdered. Il a été assassiné.
→ 21,000 people are murdered in South Africa every year
→ `Do you think she was murdered?
→ She didn't die naturally; she was murdered!
→ They were unsure whether he had been murdered or had committed suicide
→ They believe he has been murdered.
I could murder him! (fig) je l'étranglerais !
(=ruin) massacrer They didn't perform that play, they murdered it. Ils n'ont pas joué la pièce, ils l'ont massacrée.
first degree murder
n meurtre m avec préméditation
to be charged with first-degree murder être accusé (e) de meurtre avec préméditation
→ She was charged with first-degree murder ...
n meurtre m de masse
→ his conviction for the biggest mass murder in British history
n chasse f à l'homme (pour retrouver le meurtrier)
n histoire f policière, roman m policier
→ His fourth novel is a murder mystery set in London.
n ~procès m pour homicide
n arme f du crime