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hanging

noun [C/U]  /ˈhæŋ·ɪŋ/
the practice of killing someone by dropping them down suddenly with a rope tied around the neck: [C] He was present at the hangings of dozens of outlaws in the 1860s.
Translations of “hanging”
in Korean 교수형…
in Arabic شَنق…
in Portuguese enforcamento…
in Catalan penjament (a la forca)…
in Japanese 絞首刑…
in Italian impiccagione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殺死, 絞刑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杀死, 绞刑…
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