Hang; also, kill by hanging. For example, They strung up their Christmas lights in October, or The mob wanted to string him up on the nearest tree. [Early 1800s]
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How to use string up in a sentence
In a general mix-up, we'll be in it together, and there ain't no law to string up the whole push.Blue Goose | Frank Lewis Nason
But if a string is attached to one end it may be unfastened by pulling the string up through the gimlet hole in the door.Shelters, Shacks and Shanties | D.C. Beard
He lowered it gently, drew the string up, leaped to the ground outside the wall, and held up his hands to her.The Incredible Honeymoon | E. Nesbit
He had the men string up a line from our direct current generator in the shops, to supply power for his electrical instruments.Astounding Stories, March, 1931 | Various
If you know how to do it you can lift your string up with one hand, and scoop the net under the crab with the other.Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's | Laura Lee Hope