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lynch

verb [T] uk   /lɪntʃ/ us  
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
noun [C or U] uk   /ˈlɪnt.ʃɪŋ/ us  
Murder and attempted murderKillingPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments
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