put some creature out of its misery

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.
See also: misery, of, out, put
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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.
See also: creature, misery, of, out, put
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