put to sleep

Definition of put to sleep

  1. 1 :  to give (a sick or injured animal) drugs that will make it die without pain

  2. 2 informal :  to use a drug to make (someone) unconscious before a medical operation :  to give (someone) anesthesia before a medical operation

  3. 3 :  to get (someone) ready to sleep for the night Did you put the kids to sleep?

  4. 4 :  to make (someone) fall asleep from boredom Her lectures used to put me to sleep.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  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

  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 (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

sleepplay
  1. :  the natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the powers of the body are restored — compare REM sleep, slow-wave sleep

    :  a state resembling sleep: such as

    :  a state of torpid inactivity

  1. :  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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