put (one) to death

put (one) to death

To execute someone. The state put the mass murderer to death, the first execution in nearly 50 years.
See also: death, put, to
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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, to
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, to
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 somebody to ˈdeath

kill somebody as a punishment; execute somebody: The prisoner will be put to death at dawn.
See also: death, put, somebody, to
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put to death

To execute.
See also: death, put, to
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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