put somebody 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 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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