Meaning of behead

be•head

Pronunciation: (bi-hed'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to cut off the head of; kill or execute by decapitation.
  2. (of a pirate stream) to divert the headwaters of (a river, stream, etc.).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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