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be put to death

To be executed. The judge decided the murderer should be put 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.
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.
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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 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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Moody replaced John Nixon, who was 77 when put to death in December 2005 in Mississippi, as the oldest person executed since the U.S.
Three more are due to be put to death in Texas in the coming weeks.
Except for Bartolome who was executed in 2000 for a felony committed in 1995, Atienza said the rest of the convicts were put to death in 1999 for offenses done in 1994.
Murder and drug trafficking cases account for the majority of Saudi executions, although 47 people were put to death for terrorism on a single day in January.
The US is no stranger to executing people of all ages: it is one of the few countries in the world that will put to death adults convicted of capital crimes while they were minors.
Teri Lynn's mother Kathleen Reeves and the Collins family were present as Bolin was put to death.
Nusakambangan highlights the gulf in views between Indonesia, where the death penalty for drug traffickers has solid public support, and some of the countries whose citizens will soon be put to death, in particular neighbouring Australia.
On August 4, the interior ministry said that it put to death in the western city of Madinah a man who had killed his wife.
Amnesty International says more people are being executed for their crimes, with at least 778 people put to death around the globe last year, the ABC News reported today.
Summary: Accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death if he is found guilty of planting bombs that killed three people and wounded 264 at the Boston Marathon last year, the U.S.
WASHINGTON, Rabi'I 29, 1435, Jan 30, 2014, SPA -- Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death if he is found guilty of planting bombs that killed three people and wounded 264 last year, the U.S.
The deceased was put to death with multiple stabbing attacks.
The police on information Sunday morning broke open the door to enter the house and found four bodies lying soaked in blood put to death by slaughtering with some sharp weapons.
Three men are to be put to death for murdering a Sharjah resident who had helped a sex worker escape their clutches.
The execution brings to 63 the number of people put to death in Saudi Arabia so far this year, the paper said.