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behead

be·head

behead

 
pronunciation:
b hed
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: beheaded, beheading, beheads
definition: to cut off the head of, usu. as a means of execution.
The traitor was beheaded on the orders of the king.
synonyms:
decapitate
similar words:
execute, guillotine, kill
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