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    • Join Date: Jul 2005
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    could you please tell me what "capping" means in the following sentence:

    "They have benn saying that the death squads have been capping their friends."

    Thanks a lot!


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    Re: cap

    "To cap" means "to kill" (usually by shooting).

    It's a slang expression that comes from gang culture in the US (or possibly Jamaica, I'm not sure).

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    Re: cap

    Boothling is correct, it is a slang phrase that means to shoot someone. If you "pop a cap" into someone, it means that you've shot them.


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