English dictionary

Hint: With the Firefox addon you can search this dictionary from the browsers search field.

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

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk