hang, draw, and quarter(redirected from hang draw and quarter)
hang, draw, and quarter
1. To hang, disembowel, and dismember someone. Usually used in passive constructions. The traitor is to be hanged, drawn, and quartered, so once they pull him from the gallows, he will be dismembered and his entrails will be burnt.
2. By extension, to punish or dispose of someone as a result of some wrongdoing. I'll have you hanged, drawn, and quartered for this, you snake in the grass! You'll never work in this industry again!
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