Definition of String up

1. Verb. Kill by hanging. "They want to string up the prisoners "; "The murderer was hanged on Friday"

Exact synonyms: Hang
Generic synonyms: Execute, Put To Death
Specialized synonyms: Halter, Gibbet
Derivative terms: Hanging

2. Verb. Add as if on a string. "String up these songs and you'll have a musical"
Exact synonyms: String
Generic synonyms: Add
Derivative terms: String

Definition of String up

1. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To kill (a person) by hanging, especially to lynch. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic obsolete) To die by hanging. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To suspend by means of rope, cord or similar material. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of String Up

string out
string quartet
string quartets
string quartette
string section
string sedge
string sedges
string someone along
string theoretic
string theories
string theory
string tie
string together
string trimmer
string trimmers
string up (current term)
stringed instrument
stringed instruments

Literary usage of String up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the Department of Archaeology, Free Museum of Science and Art by University of Pennsylvania, University Museum (1905)
"Insert left thumb in this loop from near side under the two inner far string, and over the outer far string, taking this string up on thumb through the loop ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1881)
"If you have ever twisted a piece of common string up tight, and then, taking the two ends between your thumb and finger, let go of the middle, you know what ..."

3. The Daredevil of the Army: Experiences as a "buzzer" and Despatch Rider by Austin Patrick Corcoran (1918)
"So their simple method is to let it sag, string up another. This in turn is broken. They let that sag, string up another, and so on ad, ..."

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