How would you explain ‘slaughter’ in the context?
Today Mother pinched the Cortés book and hid it because she was lonely. “You just read your books and go a hundred miles away. You ignore me.”
“Well, you ignore me whenever Produce the Cash (the Mother’s lover) is here. Go find him.”
The door to her bedroom slammed, rattling its glass panes. Then opened again, she can’t stay cooped. “A person could go blind from reading so much.”
“Your eyes must be good, then.”
“You slaughter me, cheeky Charlie. And that notebook is giving me the heebie-jeebies. Stop it. Stop writing down everything I say.”
How would you explain ‘slaughter’ in the last passage?
Does it mean to kill sb or to defeat sb?