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  • v. To execute a person by tying each limb to an animal and driving them in different directions.
  • v. To severely punish or criticize someone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him

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