string up

phrasal verb

strung up; stringing up; strings up
informal
: to hang (someone) by the neck : to kill (someone) by hanging
They threatened to string him up in a tree.

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“String up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/string%20up. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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