put (someone) to the sword

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Definition of put (someone) to the sword

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: to kill (someone) with a sword

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“Put (someone) to the sword.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20%28someone%29%20to%20the%20sword. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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