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English definition of “string sb up”

string sb up

informal phrasal verb with string     /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 reckons they're too soft on mass murderers and says they ought to be strung up.Death penalties to punish someone severely: He ought to be strung up for what he said about his mother.Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
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