behead

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From Middle English beheden, bihefden, biheveden, from Old English behēafdian (to behead), equivalent to be- (off, away) +‎ head.

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behead (third-person singular simple present beheads, present participle beheading, simple past and past participle beheaded)

  1. (transitive) To remove the head.

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