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Definition of lynch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



lynch somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lynch
he / she / it lynches
past simple lynched
-ing form lynching
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if a crowd of people lynches someone whom they consider guilty of a crime, they capture them, do not allow them to have a trial in court, and kill them illegally, usually by hanging
noun [countable, uncountable]
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