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Definition of "behead" []

  • To separate the head from; decapitate. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "behead" in a sentence
  • "Sonnenberg and I got Ed Ney talking about recent threats to "behead" the Canadian PM."
  • "We made the list and we didn't "behead" anyone!!!!!!"
  • "He said that since 2004 Spanish prosecutors have created a formal strategy to "behead" the Russian mafia in Spain."