Meaning of “string sb up” in the English Dictionary

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"string sb up" in British English

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string sb up

informal
phrasal verb with string uk /strɪŋ/ 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-fashioned types who thinks criminals ought to be strung up.

to punish someone severely:

He ought to be strung up for what he said about his mother.

(Definition of “string sb up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)