put to death

kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment (Freq. 2)

In some states, criminals are executed

Syn: ↑execute
Derivationally related forms: ↑execution (for: ↑execute), ↑executing (for: ↑execute)
Hypernyms: ↑kill, ↑punish, ↑penalize, ↑penalise
Hyponyms: ↑crucify, ↑burn, ↑hang, ↑string up
Verb Group: ↑execute
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s somebody


They want to put to death the prisoners

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put to death see under ↑death
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Main Entry:put

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put to death
◇ A person or animal that is put to death is killed at a scheduled time by someone who is legally allowed to do so.

a serial killer who was put to death [=executed] for the murder of 28 people

The dog that attacked the children was later put to death.

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Main Entry:death
put to death — see death
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Main Entry:put

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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