put to sleep
Definition of put to sleep
1 : to give (a sick or injured animal) drugs that will make it die without pain
2 informal : to use a drug to make (someone) unconscious before a medical operation : to give (someone) anesthesia before a medical operation
3 : to get (someone) ready to sleep for the night Did you put the kids to sleep?
4 : to make (someone) fall asleep from boredom Her lectures used to put me to sleep.
Word by Word Definitions
: to place in a specified position or relationship : lay
: to move in a specified direction
: to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust
: 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 (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d
: being in place : fixed, set
: to rest in a state of sleep
: to be in a state (as of quiescence or death) resembling sleep
: to be slumbering in
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