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hangingnoun [C/U]

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