hang/burn in effigy

Definition of hang/burn in effigy

  1. :  to publicly hang/burn a large doll that looks like someone The governor was hanged/burned in effigy by a mob of protesters.

Word by Word Definitions

hangplay
  1. :  to fasten to some elevated point without support from below :  suspend

    :  to fasten so as to allow free motion within given limits upon a point of suspension

    :  to adjust the hem of (a skirt) so as to hang evenly and at a proper height

  1. :  the manner in which a thing is poised when suspended from above without support from below :  the way in which a thing hangs (see 1hang)

    :  declivity, slope

    :  droop

burnplay
  1. :  creek

  1. :  to consume fuel and give off heat, light, and gases

    :  to undergo combustion

    :  to undergo nuclear fission or nuclear fusion

  1. :  an act, process, instance, or result of burning: such as

    :  injury or damage resulting from exposure to fire, heat, caustics, electricity, or certain radiations

    :  a burned area

effigyplay
  1. :  an image or representation especially of a person

    :  a crude figure representing a hated person


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