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Put to sleep   /pʊt tu slip/   Listen
Put to sleep

verb
1.
Help someone go to bed.
2.
Kill gently, as with an injection.  Synonym: put away.






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"Put to sleep" Quotes from Famous Books



... him:—They will be put to sleep on couches; They will be clothed in robes; They will have sceptres to play with; Their cry will be loud. They will be (hereafter) resplendent with red knee-covers, The (future) king, ...
— The Shih King • James Legge

... everywhere through the grass, over the carpets, down the yard, up the street—ay, everywhere our little master went, we went too, sharing his pretty antics and making music everywhere. Then, when evening came and little master was put to sleep, in yonder crib, we were set on the warm carpet near his bed where we could watch him while he slept, and bid him good-morrow when the morning came. Those were pleasant nights, too, for no sooner had little master fallen asleep than the fairies came trooping through the keyholes ...
— The Holy Cross and Other Tales • Eugene Field



Words linked to "Put to sleep" :   kill, put



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