put (one) under

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put (one) under

To render unconscious by anesthesia, as during a surgical procedure. Your daughter is doing great. We put her under with no issues, and the surgeon is operating now. I've never had surgery before, and I'm really nervous for when they put me under—what if I don't wake up?
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put someone or something under something

to place someone or something beneath something. Dave put Sam under the loft in the barn, hoping no one would find him there. Alice put the birthday present under the couch, where she could get to it in a hurry.
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put someone under

Fig. to anesthetize someone. They put him under with ether. After you put her under, we will begin the operation.
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He's bowled very well and put us under pressure which is something that we need to work on going into the Adelaide game," he said.
They put us under pressure in there and we couldn't respond.
Australia put us under a lot of pressure and they batted superbly well and got the runs on the board.
It was a good declaration because it put us under pressure prior to tea.
All credit to Leicester, who put us under a lot of pressure and stopped us playing.
They had lots of speed and agility and put us under a lot of pressure.
I had felt quite confident in the first half -but in the second they put us under a lot of pressure.
We just didn't get our game going in the first half and they missed a few shots at goal which could have put us under more pressure," said the coach.
It was a very tough physical game and Italy put us under a lot of pressure in the first half.
I think we proved a point by the way we attacked them, but credit to them they put us under a lot of pressure up front.
We knew we had to knuckle down, particularly as they put us under a lot of pressure in the scrums.
They had a passage of play down the left which put us under pressure.