put (someone) to the sword

Definition of put (someone) to the sword

literary

  1. :  to kill (someone) with a sword

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

swordplay
  1. :  a weapon (such as a cutlass or rapier) with a long blade for cutting or thrusting that is often used as a symbol of honor or authority

    :  an agency or instrument of destruction or combat

    :  the use of force


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