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behead

[ bih-hed ]SEE DEFINITION OF behead

Synonyms for behead

  • execute
  • decollate
  • guillotine
  • head
  • kill
  • neck
  • bring to the block
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEHEAD

There was a Thorpe among the judges who voted to behead him.

Then they made it appear that they were going to behead Man Sing.

Therefore, in order to realize the perfection, let us behead them.

We could not behead it, as the Tibetans would not trust us with a knife or sword.

This is to signify that, as a member of the royal family, he has authority to behead them.

Furious at the insult, he issued orders to behead all Jains.

In reality, the angry wind was no longer able to behead the waves.

Go, said the king, behead him instantly; I give you full authority.

But if Paine was so fit for such a Convention, why should they behead him?

Behead a time-piece, and leave something by which treasures are protected.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English beheafdian, from be-, here with privative force, + heafod (see head (n.)). Related: Beheaded; beheading.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BEHEAD

cut

verbsever, chop with sharp instrument; incise
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