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lynch

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verb \ˈlinch\

Simple Definition of lynch

  • : to kill (someone) illegally as punishment for a crime

Full Definition of lynch

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal sanction

lynch·er noun

Examples of lynch

  1. The accused killer was lynched by an angry mob.



Origin of lynch

lynch law


First Known Use: 1836

Rhymes with lynch



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