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Definition of behead verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually passive] behead somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they behead
    he / she / it beheads
    past simple beheaded
    -ing form beheading
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  1. 1to cut off someone's head, especially as a punishment synonym decapitate
  2. 2 He was charged with treason and beheaded.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: behead