string sb up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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string sb up

phrasal verb with string uk   us   /strɪŋ/ verb [T] (strung, strung)
to ​kill someone by ​hanging them by the ​neck from a ​rope, usually as a ​punishment for a ​crime: He's one of those ​old-fashionedtypes who ​thinkscriminals ought to be ​strung up. to ​punish someone ​severely: He ought to be ​strung up for what he said about his ​mother.
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