put to sleep
a) to kill an animal in order to end suffering, often with an injection; see euthanasia
b) to give a general anesthetic prior to surgery

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  • put to sleep —    to kill (of a domestic animal)    What you do with old, ill, or unwanted pets:     I ll have it put to sleep, he shouted... Oh, darling, she pleaded, he s only a puppy. (Ustinov, 1966) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • put to sleep — index drug, lull Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • put to sleep — verb 1. help someone go to bed (Freq. 1) Mother put the baby to sleep • Hypernyms: ↑put • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody Something s somebody 2. kill gently, as with an injection …   Useful english dictionary

  • put to sleep — put (something) to sleep to kill an animal medically. Mitzie is an old, sick cat, and I think we may have to put her to sleep …   New idioms dictionary

  • put to sleep — {v. phr.} 1. To cause to fall asleep. * /Mother used to put us to sleep by telling us a good night story and giving us a kiss./ 2. To kill with an injection (said of animals). * /Dr. Murphy, the veterinarian, put our sick, old dog to sleep./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put to sleep — {v. phr.} 1. To cause to fall asleep. * /Mother used to put us to sleep by telling us a good night story and giving us a kiss./ 2. To kill with an injection (said of animals). * /Dr. Murphy, the veterinarian, put our sick, old dog to sleep./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ to\ sleep — v. phr. 1. To cause to fall asleep. Mother used to put us to sleep by telling us a good night story and giving us a kiss. 2. To kill with an injection (said of animals). Dr. Murphy, the veterinarian, put our sick, old dog to sleep …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put to sleep — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. destroy, subject to euthanAsia, murder; see kill 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • put to sleep — cause to lose consciousness by administering an anaesthetic; inject an animal with a lethal injection …   English contemporary dictionary

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