put to sleep

put to sleep
verb
1. help someone go to bed (Freq. 1)
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Mother put the baby to sleep

Hypernyms: ↑put
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

2. kill gently, as with an injection
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the cat was very ill and we had to put it to sleep

Syn: ↑put away
Hypernyms: ↑kill
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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put to sleep
1. To anaesthetize
2. To kill (an animal) painlessly (euphemistic)
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Main Entry:sleep

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put to sleep
1 put (an animal) to sleep : to give (a sick or injured animal) drugs that will make it die without pain

We had to put my cat to sleep last week.

2 put (someone) to sleep
2 a informal : to use a drug to make (someone) unconscious before a medical operation : to give (someone) anesthesia before a medical operation

The doctor put the patient to sleep.

2 b : to get (someone) ready to sleep for the night

Did you put the kids to sleep? [=did you put the kids to bed?]

2 c : to make someone fall asleep from boredom

That movie practically put me to sleep.

Her lectures used to put him to sleep.

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Main Entry:sleep

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