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English definition of “hang”

hang

verb [I or T] (KILL)    /hæŋ/ (hanged or hung, hanged or hung)
B2 to kill someone, especially as punishment for a serious crime, by dropping them with a rope tied around their neck, or to die in this way: He was found guilty and hanged later that year. With so little evidence to prove her guilt, few people thought she should hang. The woman tried to hang herself with a sheet. → See also hangmanDeath penalties
(Definition of hang verb (KILL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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