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verb as in execute

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In May 2020, Matt Schmidt, a construction worker, was electrocuted trying fractal wood burning in his garage.

Almost 80 people died, most of them drowned in their vehicles, electrocuted, or crushed under collapsed buildings.

On June 19, 1953, Ethel Rosenberg was electrocuted, having been found guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union.

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He also built shocking devices in middle school consisting of a box with two wires attached that would electrocute its user.

A strong electric shock may of course electrocute a plant by killing the cells.

"Thar's a cayuse in thar thet I'd plumb like ter electrocute," said Bud, who was mad clear through.

We electrocute the Italian and print pictures of the wheat speculator in our magazines as an example of Success.

And if you make any sudden moves you are liable to break a phone, electrocute yourself or choke to death.

The man in the control room had frustrated the attempt to electrocute us.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to electrocute, such as: fry, give the chair, kill by electric shock, put in the electric chair, and put to death.

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