HyperDic: put_to_death

English > 1 sense of the expression put to death:
VERBsocialput to death, executekill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
English > put to death: 1 sense > verb 1, social
Meaningkill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to put to death the prisoners
Entailed byadministerPerform (a church sacrament) ritually
NarrowerburnBurn at the stake
crucifykill by nailing onto a cross
hang, string upkill by hanging
BroaderkillCause to die
punish, penalize, penaliseimpose a penalty on
Similar toexecutemurder in a planned fashion
Spanishajusticiar, ejecutar
Catalanajusticiar, executar

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