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lynch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime & law
lynchlynch /lɪntʃ/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 SCSARif a crowd of people lynches someone, they kill them, especially by hanging them, without a trial —lynching noun [countable]
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lynch• In the course of the riot the governor of the city was lynched.• Wild street celebrations turned to looting and several unpopular officials were reportedly lynched.• A history of lynching has bred this reflex in her.• A black man was lynched in Mississippi.• One of the city leaders was nearly lynched on Nov. 27 by a mob.• Police stopped a crowd from lynching the attacker, aged 22.• Then he lynched the doe in the trees.• The people did not see the two youths - but if they saw them now they say they would lynch them.
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Verb table
lynch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylynch
he, she, itlynches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylynched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave lynched
he, she, ithas lynched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad lynched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lynch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have lynched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam lynching
he, she, itis lynching
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you, we, theyare lynching
Past
I, he, she, itwas lynching
you, we, theywere lynching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been lynching
he, she, ithas been lynching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been lynching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be lynching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been lynching
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