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be put to death

To be executed. The judge decided the murderer should be put to death.
See also: death, put
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

put to death

Kill, execute, as in Another convicted murderer was put to death last night. [c. 1400]
See also: death, put
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

put to death

To execute.
See also: death, put
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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