put (something) out of its misery

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put (something) out of its misery

To end an animal's life in order to end its suffering. Considering the extensive wounds, the vet decided put the animal out of its misery. I really love my dog, but I can't stand to see her in so much pain. I think the best thing we can do for her is to put her out of her misery.
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put some creature out of its misery

to kill an animal in a humane manner. (See also put one out of one's misery.) The vet put that dog with cancer out of its misery. Please, put my sick goldfish out of its misery.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

put something out of its misery

If someone puts an animal out of its misery, they kill it because it is very old, ill or badly injured. Some animals are in such pain that I'm forced to put them out of their misery.
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put something out of its misery

end the suffering of a creature in pain by killing it.
See also: misery, of, out, put, something
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put somebody/something out of their/its ˈmisery


1 (informal) stop somebody worrying by telling them something that they are anxious to know: You can’t keep telling him to wait for your answer. Put him out of his misery and tell him now. OPPOSITE: prolong the agony
2 kill an animal which is badly injured or very ill in order to end its suffering: I can’t let a horse go on suffering such terrible pain. Can you put it out of its misery, please.
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