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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On one hand, they kill our kith and kin and on the other hand put us under curfew choking space in the name of so-called democracy, adding that this was and is being done to divert attention from the 'cold blooded' killings of five innocents and legalize the crimes of Indian occupational forces.
"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.
"Obviously he's bowled very well and put us under some pressure, which is something that we need to work on as a side going into the Adelaide game," he said.
Australia put us under a lot of pressure and they batted superbly well and got the runs on the board.
When we fielded OK we didn't do brilliantly and when they got 260 you think 'They've put us under the cosh a little bit' but we overcame that and put on a pretty good batting performance.
All credit to Leicester, who put us under a lot of pressure and stopped us playing."
"They set the standards with their fielding and bowling and put us under a lot of pressure to rebuild the innings and get a big partnership going." England, meanwhile, continue to struggle for any consistency - having followed their shock opening defeat against Holland with victory against Pakistan, only to come up short again.
"Saracens are a good team, they played well and put us under a lot of pressure," said Bates.
'They put us under a bit more pressure in the second half, but we defended well at the right times.'
"We started very badly and for the first half hour we were all over the place and allowed Dunfermline to put us under 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.
"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.
"The sending off of Sessegnon put us on the back foot and Newcastle put us under pressure.
"They had a passage of play down the left which put us under pressure.
``They had lots of speed and agility and put us under a lot of pressure.