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tr.v. be·head·ed, be·head·ing, be·heads
To separate the head from; decapitate.
[Middle English biheden, from Old English behēafdian : be-, away from; see be- + hēafod, head; see head.]
(tr) to remove the head from; decapitate
[Old English behēafdian, from be- + heafod head; related to Middle High German behoubeten]
to cut off the head of; decapitate.
Past participle: beheaded
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|Verb||1.||behead - cut the head of; "the French King was beheaded during the Revolution"|
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"
guillotine - kill by cutting the head off with a guillotine; "The French guillotined many Vietnamese while they occupied the country"