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lynch

verb [T]     /lɪntʃ/
If a crowd of people lynch someone who they believe is guilty of a crime, they kill them without a legal trial, usually by hanging (= killing using a rope round the neck) .Murder and attempted murderKillingPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments lynching     /ˈlɪnt.ʃɪŋ/ noun [C or U] Murder and attempted murderKillingPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments
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