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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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