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Definition of guillotine verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˈɡiəˌtin//
, NAmE//ˌɡiəˈtin//
guillotine somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they guillotine
he / she / it guillotines
past simple guillotined
-ing form guillotining
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to kill someone by cutting off their head with a guillotine Thousands of aristocrats were guillotined during the French Revolution.
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