put to death

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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 somebody to death

to kill a person The bomber will not be put to death, but he will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Usage notes: most often used to refer to legal punishment for murder
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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On August 12, a man was put to death in the Jouf area for smuggling a large quantity of drugs into the kingdom where laws on banned substances are very strict.
One report said: "All relatives of Jang have been put to death, including even children.
According to Amnesty International, 79 people were put to death last year.
The report said China remained the top executioner, with at least 5,000 confirmed executions and unconfirmed reports that as many as 8,000 people were put to death annually.
The crowd led by local leaders had been primed to shout as loud as they could for Jesus to be put to death.
The barbarian was captured and put to death and his horde of followers dispersed into the empire, where in defeat they continued to shift the demographics of the realm.
First, we're not allowed to put to death anyone with a cold or any other kind of illness.
Some advocates of capital punishment say that the purported benefits of the death penalty override the fact that innocent people are put to death.
And we have our own North American martyrs who were put to death after preaching God's word to the pagan natives of the New World some 360 years ago.
and the Bible talks about how [homosexuals] are to be put to death.
Adler not know that Ken Saro Wiwa fought against the huge Shell Oil corporation because his Ogoni people were not benefiting from exploration activities in their traditional homeland and that he was put to death by the then-Nigerian government for his courageous stand?
A state trial judge overturned the death penalty after discovering that jurors read passages from Leviticus, including one that said "whoever kills a man shall be put to death.
Shifting between recognizable subtleties of Abstraction and Surrealism, the period of Joan Miro's work between 1917 and 1934 was a frantic phase of development in which he pursued his mission to put to death the conventions of modern painting.
In a similar case in 1999 the International Court ordered the United States to stay the execution of a German national, but he was put to death nevertheless.
Although the Commonwealth's attempts to have adulterers put to death failed, at the Restoration adultery was still considered a great sin deserving of punishment.