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Definition 1: kill gently, as with an injection - [verb of contact]

Samples where put to sleep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cat was very ill and we had to put it to sleep

Synonyms for put to sleep in the sense of this definition

(put to sleep is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

Definition 2: help someone go to bed - [verb of contact]

Samples where put to sleep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mother put the baby to sleep

(put to sleep is a kind of ...) cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation

"That song put me in awful good humor" "put your ideas in writing"

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