onthoofden

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ont- (de-) +‎ hoofd (head) +‎ -en

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Verb[edit]

onthoofden (past singular onthoofdde, past participle onthoofd)

(transitive)

  1. To behead, decapitate, notably as capital punishment
  2. (figuratively) To remove the leadership, the brains etc. (from ...)
    Zonder de voorzitter is de onthoofde raad besluiteloos
    Without its chairman, the headless board is indecisive

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