be put to death

be put to death

To be executed. The judge decided the murderer should be put to death.
See also: death, put

put (someone or some creature) to death

to kill someone or some creature. The killer was put to death right at midnight.
See also: death, put

put to death

Kill, execute, as in Another convicted murderer was put to death last night. [c. 1400]
See also: death, put

put to death

To execute.
See also: death, put
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I am totally offended by ``Chick-Boks'' smug, mean-spirited decision to use their 20th-century-mentality bias and deprive innocent, unwanted animals of the right not to be put to death.
As Cyprian put it, "Christians are not allowed to kill, but they must be willing to be put to death.
I am convinced that if given the opportunity to share the facts of Betty Lou Beets' case, we will change the minds of those who feel she should be put to death," Joe Margulies, Ms.
I feel when there is enough evidence to prove them guilty, without reasonable doubt, they should be put to death.
In fact, it was later revealed that Clark lied about his motivation for killing his parents--for the insurance money--so he would be put to death.
People claim that Karla Fay Tucker had become a born-again Christian and because of that, she should not be put to death.
A jury convicted Collins in 1993 of killing Fred Rose, 41, and it recommended that Collins be put to death.
An abused wife who had demanded that she be put to death for killing her husband was spared Tuesday by Gov.