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lynch

 (lĭnch)
tr.v. lynched, lynch·ing, lynch·es
To punish (a person) without legal process or authority, especially by hanging, for a perceived offense or as an act of bigotry.

[From lynch law.]

lynch′er n.
lynch′ing n.

lynch

(lɪntʃ)
vb
(Law) (tr) (of a mob) to punish (a person) for some supposed offence by hanging without a trial
[probably after Charles Lynch (1736–96), Virginia justice of the peace, who presided over extralegal trials of Tories during the American War of Independence]
ˈlyncher n
ˈlynching n

Lynch

(lɪntʃ)
n
1. (Biography) David. born 1946, US film director; his work includes the films Eraserhead (1977), Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), Mulholland Drive (2001), and Inland Empire (2006), and the television series Twin Peaks (1990)
2. (Biography) John, known as Jack Lynch. 1917–99, Irish statesman; prime minister of the Republic of Ireland (1966–73; 1977–79)

lynch

(lɪntʃ)

v.t.
to put to death, esp. by hanging, by mob action.
[1825–35, Amer.; v. use of lynch in lynch law]
lynch′er, n.

Lynch

(lɪntʃ)

n.
John (Jack), 1917–99, prime minister of Ireland 1966–73, 1977–79.

lynch


Past participle: lynched
Gerund: lynching

Imperative
lynch
lynch
Present
I lynch
you lynch
he/she/it lynches
we lynch
you lynch
they lynch
Preterite
I lynched
you lynched
he/she/it lynched
we lynched
you lynched
they lynched
Present Continuous
I am lynching
you are lynching
he/she/it is lynching
we are lynching
you are lynching
they are lynching
Present Perfect
I have lynched
you have lynched
he/she/it has lynched
we have lynched
you have lynched
they have lynched
Past Continuous
I was lynching
you were lynching
he/she/it was lynching
we were lynching
you were lynching
they were lynching
Past Perfect
I had lynched
you had lynched
he/she/it had lynched
we had lynched
you had lynched
they had lynched
Future
I will lynch
you will lynch
he/she/it will lynch
we will lynch
you will lynch
they will lynch
Future Perfect
I will have lynched
you will have lynched
he/she/it will have lynched
we will have lynched
you will have lynched
they will have lynched
Future Continuous
I will be lynching
you will be lynching
he/she/it will be lynching
we will be lynching
you will be lynching
they will be lynching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lynching
you have been lynching
he/she/it has been lynching
we have been lynching
you have been lynching
they have been lynching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lynching
you will have been lynching
he/she/it will have been lynching
we will have been lynching
you will have been lynching
they will have been lynching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lynching
you had been lynching
he/she/it had been lynching
we had been lynching
you had been lynching
they had been lynching
Conditional
I would lynch
you would lynch
he/she/it would lynch
we would lynch
you would lynch
they would lynch
Past Conditional
I would have lynched
you would have lynched
he/she/it would have lynched
we would have lynched
you would have lynched
they would have lynched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lynch - kill without legal sanction; "The blood-thirsty mob lynched the alleged killer of the child"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

lynch

verb hang, kill, execute, put to death, string up (informal), send to the gallows They were about to lynch him when reinforcements arrived.
Translations

lynch

[lɪntʃ]
A. VTlinchar
B. CPD lynch law Nley f del linchamiento
lynch mob N muchedumbre dispuesta a linchar a alguien

lynch

[ˈlɪntʃ] vtlyncherlynch mob n
(lit)lyncheurs mpl
(fig) (= critics) → lyncheurs mpl

lynch

vtlynchen

lynch

[lɪntʃ] vtlinciare
References in classic literature ?
Before night they wanted to lynch him, but he was gone, you see.
em say that if he was to get free they'd lynch him.
I succeeded in getting away without an additional blow, and barely so; for to strike a white man is death by Lynch law,--and that was the law in Mr.
Had he exerted a little of the Lynch law of the wilderness, and hanged those dexterous horsemen in their own lasos, it would but have been a well-merited and salutary act of retributive justice.
Sometimes," said Flambeau, looking after him, "I'm not surprised that they lynch them.
I reckon the glass has fallen some more," said Captain Lynch.
Raoul decided to interview Captain Lynch on the subject, but when he arrived at that ancient mariner's house, he found him looking wide-eyed at the barometer.
Captain Lynch asked anxiously, rubbing his spectables and staring again at the instrument.
Twenty-nine flat," Captain Lynch reported, coming out from another look at the barometer, a chair in his hand.
Way past high water mark," Captain Lynch remarked; "and I've been here eleven years.
There are twelve hundred men, women, and children here," said Captain Lynch.
There is a Judge Lynch that might try the case," said Brother Morris.