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lynch

1

[ linch ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to put to death, especially by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority:

    In the 19th and 20th centuries, thousands of southern African Americans were lynched by white mobs.

  2. to criticize, condemn, etc., in public:

    He’s been unfairly lynched in the media.



Lynch

2

[ linch ]

noun

  1. John Jack, 1917–1999, Irish political leader: prime minister 1966–73, 1977–79.

Lynch

1

/ lɪntʃ /

noun

  1. LynchDavid1946MUSFILMS AND TV: director David. born 1946, US film director; his work includes the films Eraserhead (1977), Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), Mulholland Drive (2001), and Inland Empire (2006), and the television series Twin Peaks (1990)
  2. LynchJohn19171999MIrishPOLITICS: statesmanPOLITICS: prime minister John, known as Jack Lynch. 1917–99, Irish statesman; prime minister of the Republic of Ireland (1966–73; 1977–79)


lynch

2

/ lɪntʃ /

verb

  1. tr (of a mob) to punish (a person) for some supposed offence by hanging without a trial
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Derived Forms

  • ˈlyncher, noun
  • ˈlynching, noun
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Other Words From

  • lynch·er noun
  • an·ti·lynch·ing adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lynch1

An Americanism first recorded in 1825–35; verb use of lynch in lynch law
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lynch1

probably after Charles Lynch (1736–96), Virginia justice of the peace, who presided over extralegal trials of Tories during the American War of Independence
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Synonym Study

See hang.
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Example Sentences

Understandably, Goldstein has focused on health care, backing a single-payer system and trying to contrast himself with Lynch, who actually voted against the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

So far, though, Goldstein has outraised Lynch in the past two filing periods, bringing in about $340,000 to Lynch’s $52,000 in that time.

Parson, who operates a law enforcement consulting service, said in his statement that the action by Lynch and the PBA leadership “has further jeopardized the safety of every private citizen and Police Officer in the USA.”

Lynch said there are multiple ways to interpret the state regulations.

The Jewish Community Center will push to open even without a waiver and argues that school isn’t in session so the typical rules don’t apply, Lynch said.

Among the other graduates was Officer Kevin Lynch, brother and son of police officers.

Patrick Lynch, had said that De Blasio should stay away from the funerals of any police officers killed in the line of duty.

Even if they managed two or three days of hearings for Lynch, the calendar automatically goes into the following week.

Senate Democrats face a choice: pushing through AG nominee Loretta Lynch, or filling 231 executive-branch vacancies.

But if they wait until January when the GOP is in the majority and in a position to block Lynch, will she ever even be confirmed?

Finally his discourse galled Judge Lynch, who thereupon resolved to turn the laugh against him.

Judge Lynch, awestruck by this terrible roar, now felt what it is to be a judge; he trembled and hesitated.

Why I could listen for hours about what streets are being paved—and who supports old Mrs. Lynch!

She had only just ensconced herself behind the counter, when who should walk into the shop but Barry Lynch.

There many waker than Anty Lynch, though few have had worse tratement to make them so.

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