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English verb: electrocute

1. electrocute (social) kill by electric shock

SamplesShe dropped the hair dryer into the bathtub and was instantly electrocuted.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)kill

2. electrocute (social) kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair

SamplesThe serial killer was electrocuted.

ExamplesThey want to electrocute the prisoners


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)kill

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