put (one) to death

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put (one) to death

To execute someone. The state put the mass murderer to death, the first execution in nearly 50 years.
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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.
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put to death

Kill, execute, as in Another convicted murderer was put to death last night. [c. 1400]
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put somebody to ˈdeath

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

To execute.
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The legal fight in Arkansas, which last put someone to death 12 years ago, came after the number of U.
It will also mark the first time Houston County has put someone to death since the penalty was reinstated in the United States in 1976.
But our system is set up to make sure that before we put someone to death, that person's guilt is established without question and all of the defendant's rights have been properly protected and observed.
Our intention is to provide care and comfort, not to put someone to death quicker because they're suffering.
Before you put someone to death because of a medical condition, it's a good idea to ascertain what that medical condition is," Schindler attorney Pat Anderson told the Times.
The decision to put someone to death is such a heavy, onerous thing that jurors are reluctant to do it.
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