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hanging

noun
     
Related topics: Household, Crime and Law
hang‧ing
1SC [uncountable and countable] the act of killing someone by putting a rope around their neck and dropping them, used as a punishment:
public hangings
people who believe that bringing back hanging will reduce the amount of crime
2DH [countable] a large piece of cloth that is hung on a wall as a decoration:
a colourful wall hanging

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