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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.]
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(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]
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)
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to put to death, esp. by hanging, by mob action.
[1825–35, Amer.; v. use of lynch in lynch law]
John (Jack), 1917–99, prime minister of Ireland 1966–73, 1977–79.
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Past participle: lynched
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|Verb||1.||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"
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verb hang, kill, execute, put to death, string up (informal), send to the gallows They were about to lynch him when reinforcements arrived.
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A. VT → linchar
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vt → lynchen
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lynch[lɪntʃ] vt → linciare
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