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English verb: put to sleep

1. put to sleep (contact) help someone go to bed


SamplesMother put the baby to sleep.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)put

2. put to sleep (contact) kill gently, as with an injection


SamplesThe cat was very ill and we had to put it to sleep.


Synonymsput away


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)kill









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