lynch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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lynchverb [T]

uk   us   /lɪntʃ/
If a ​crowd of ​people lynch someone who they ​believe is ​guilty of a ​crime, they ​kill them without a ​legaltrial, usually by hanging (= ​killing using a ​rope round the ​neck).
lynching
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˈlɪnt.ʃɪŋ/
(Definition of lynch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lynchverb [T]

 us   /lɪntʃ/
(of a ​group of ​people) to ​kill someone who has not been ​foundguilty of a ​crime at a ​legaltrial, esp. by hanging (= ​killed using a ​rope around the ​neck)
(Definition of lynch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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