hang/burn in effigy

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hang/burn in effigy

: 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

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

  2. : to suspend by the neck until dead

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

  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)

  2. : declivity, slope

  3. : facility with or an understanding of something

burn play
  1. : creek

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

  2. : to undergo combustion

  3. : to contain a fire

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

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

  3. : a burned area

effigy play
  1. : an image or representation especially of a person


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