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 for To put to death
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Put \Put\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Put; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Putting.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to
     put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke,
     thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v.
     i.]
     1. To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; --
        nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by (to put
        by = to thrust aside; to divert); or with forth (to put
        forth = to thrust out).
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              His chief designs are . . . to put thee by from thy
              spiritual employment.                 --Jer. Taylor.
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     2. To bring to a position or place; to place; to lay; to set;
        figuratively, to cause to be or exist in a specified
        relation, condition, or the like; to bring to a stated
        mental or moral condition; as, to put one in fear; to put
        a theory in practice; to put an enemy to fight.
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              This present dignity,
              In which that I have put you.         --Chaucer.
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              I will put enmity between thee and the woman. --Gen.
                                                    iii. 15.
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              He put no trust in his servants.      --Job iv. 18.
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              When God into the hands of their deliverer
              Puts invincible might.                --Milton.
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              In the mean time other measures were put in
              operation.                            --Sparks.
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     3. To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong
        construction on an act or expression.
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     4. To lay down; to give up; to surrender. [Obs.]
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              No man hath more love than this, that a man put his
              life for his friends.                 --Wyclif (John
                                                    xv. 13).
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     5. To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection;
        to bring to the attention; to offer; to state; to express;
        figuratively, to assume; to suppose; -- formerly sometimes
        followed by that introducing a proposition; as, to put a
        question; to put a case.
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              Let us now put that ye have leave.    --Chaucer.
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              Put the perception and you put the mind. --Berkeley.
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              These verses, originally Greek, were put in Latin.
                                                    --Milton.
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              All this is ingeniously and ably put. --Hare.
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     6. To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
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              These wretches put us upon all mischief. --Swift.
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              Put me not use the carnal weapon in my own defense.
                                                    --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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              Thank him who puts me, loath, to this revenge.
                                                    --Milton.
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     7. To throw or cast with a pushing motion "overhand," the
        hand being raised from the shoulder; a practice in
        athletics; as, to put the shot or weight.
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     8. (Mining) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working
        to the tramway. --Raymond.
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     Put case, formerly, an elliptical expression for, put or
        suppose the case to be.
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              Put case that the soul after departure from the body
              may live.                             --Bp. Hall.
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     To put about (Naut.), to turn, or change the course of, as
        a ship.
  
     To put away.
        (a) To renounce; to discard; to expel.
        (b) To divorce.
  
     To put back.
        (a) To push or thrust backwards; hence, to hinder; to
            delay.
        (b) To refuse; to deny.
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                  Coming from thee, I could not put him back.
                                                    --Shak.
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        (c) To set, as the hands of a clock, to an earlier hour.
        (d) To restore to the original place; to replace.
  
     To put by.
        (a) To turn, set, or thrust, aside. "Smiling put the
            question by." --Tennyson.
        (b) To lay aside; to keep; to sore up; as, to put by
            money.
  
     To put down.
        (a) To lay down; to deposit; to set down.
        (b) To lower; to diminish; as, to put down prices.
        (c) To deprive of position or power; to put a stop to; to
            suppress; to abolish; to confute; as, to put down
            rebellion or traitors.
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                  Mark, how a plain tale shall put you down.
                                                    --Shak.
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                  Sugar hath put down the use of honey. --Bacon.
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        (d) To subscribe; as, to put down one's name.
  
     To put forth.
        (a) To thrust out; to extend, as the hand; to cause to
            come or push out; as, a tree puts forth leaves.
        (b) To make manifest; to develop; also, to bring into
            action; to exert; as, to put forth strength.
        (c) To propose, as a question, a riddle, and the like.
        (d) To publish, as a book.
  
     To put forward.
        (a) To advance to a position of prominence or
            responsibility; to promote.
        (b) To cause to make progress; to aid.
        (c) To set, as the hands of a clock, to a later hour.
  
     To put in.
        (a) To introduce among others; to insert; sometimes, to
            introduce with difficulty; as, to put in a word while
            others are discoursing.
        (b) (Naut.) To conduct into a harbor, as a ship.
        (c) (Law) To place in due form before a court; to place
            among the records of a court. --Burrill.
        (d) (Med.) To restore, as a dislocated part, to its place.
            
  
     To put off.
        (a) To lay aside; to discard; as, to put off a robe; to
            put off mortality. "Put off thy shoes from off thy
            feet." --Ex. iii. 5.
        (b) To turn aside; to elude; to disappoint; to frustrate;
            to baffle.
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                  I hoped for a demonstration, but Themistius
                  hoped to put me off with an harangue. --Boyle.
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                  We might put him off with this answer.
                                                    --Bentley.
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        (c) To delay; to defer; to postpone; as, to put off
            repentance.
        (d) To get rid of; to dispose of; especially, to pass
            fraudulently; as, to put off a counterfeit note, or an
            ingenious theory.
        (e) To push from land; as, to put off a boat.
  
     To put on or To put upon.
        (a) To invest one's self with, as clothes; to assume.
            "Mercury . . . put on the shape of a man."
            --L'Estrange.
        (b) To impute (something) to; to charge upon; as, to put
            blame on or upon another.
        (c) To advance; to promote. [Obs.] "This came handsomely
            to put on the peace." --Bacon.
        (d) To impose; to inflict. "That which thou puttest on me,
            will I bear." --2 Kings xviii. 14.
        (e) To apply; as, to put on workmen; to put on steam.
        (f) To deceive; to trick. "The stork found he was put
            upon." --L'Estrange.
        (g) To place upon, as a means or condition; as, he put him
            upon bread and water. "This caution will put them upon
            considering." --Locke.
        (h) (Law) To rest upon; to submit to; as, a defendant puts
            himself on or upon the country. --Burrill.
  
     To put out.
        (a) To eject; as, to put out and intruder.
        (b) To put forth; to shoot, as a bud, or sprout.
        (c) To extinguish; as, to put out a candle, light, or
            fire.
        (d) To place at interest; to loan; as, to put out funds.
        (e) To provoke, as by insult; to displease; to vex; as, he
            was put out by my reply. [Colloq.]
        (f) To protrude; to stretch forth; as, to put out the
            hand.
        (g) To publish; to make public; as, to put out a pamphlet.
        (h) To confuse; to disconcert; to interrupt; as, to put
            one out in reading or speaking.
        (i) (Law) To open; as, to put out lights, that is, to open
            or cut windows. --Burrill.
        (j) (Med.) To place out of joint; to dislocate; as, to put
            out the ankle.
        (k) To cause to cease playing, or to prevent from playing
            longer in a certain inning, as in base ball.
        (l) to engage in sexual intercourse; -- used of women; as,
            she's got a great bod, but she doesn't put out.
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     To put over.
        (a) To place (some one) in authority over; as, to put a
            general over a division of an army.
        (b) To refer.
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                  For the certain knowledge of that truth
                  I put you o'er to heaven and to my mother.
                                                    --Shak.
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        (c) To defer; to postpone; as, the court put over the
            cause to the next term.
        (d) To transfer (a person or thing) across; as, to put one
            over the river.
  
     To put the hand to or To put the hand unto.
        (a) To take hold of, as of an instrument of labor; as, to
            put the hand to the plow; hence, to engage in (any
            task or affair); as, to put one's hand to the work.
        (b) To take or seize, as in theft. "He hath not put his
            hand unto his neighbor's goods." --Ex. xxii. 11.
  
     To put through, to cause to go through all conditions or
        stages of a progress; hence, to push to completion; to
        accomplish; as, he put through a measure of legislation;
        he put through a railroad enterprise. [U.S.]
  
     To put to.
        (a) To add; to unite; as, to put one sum to another.
        (b) To refer to; to expose; as, to put the safety of the
            state to hazard. "That dares not put it to the touch."
            --Montrose.
        (c) To attach (something) to; to harness beasts to.
            --Dickens.
  
     To put to a stand, to stop; to arrest by obstacles or
        difficulties.
  
     To put to bed.
        (a) To undress and place in bed, as a child.
        (b) To deliver in, or to make ready for, childbirth.
  
     To put to death, to kill.
  
     To put together, to attach; to aggregate; to unite in one.
        
  
     To put this and that (or two and two) together, to draw
        an inference; to form a correct conclusion.
  
     To put to it, to distress; to press hard; to perplex; to
        give difficulty to. "O gentle lady, do not put me to 't."
        --Shak.
  
     To put to rights, to arrange in proper order; to settle or
        compose rightly.
  
     To put to the sword, to kill with the sword; to slay.
  
     To put to trial, or on trial, to bring to a test; to try.
        
  
     To put trust in, to confide in; to repose confidence in.
  
     To put up.
        (a) To pass unavenged; to overlook; not to punish or
            resent; to put up with; as, to put up indignities.
            [Obs.] "Such national injuries are not to be put up."
            --Addison.
        (b) To send forth or upward; as, to put up goods for sale.
        (d) To start from a cover, as game. "She has been
            frightened; she has been put up." --C. Kingsley.
        (e) To hoard. "Himself never put up any of the rent."
            --Spelman.
        (f) To lay side or preserve; to pack away; to store; to
            pickle; as, to put up pork, beef, or fish.
        (g) To place out of sight, or away; to put in its proper
            place; as, put up that letter. --Shak.
        (h) To incite; to instigate; -- followed by to; as, he put
            the lad up to mischief.
        (i) To raise; to erect; to build; as, to put up a tent, or
            a house.
        (j) To lodge; to entertain; as, to put up travelers.
  
     To put up a job, to arrange a plot. [Slang]
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     Syn: To place; set; lay; cause; produce; propose; state.
  
     Usage: Put, Lay, Place, Set. These words agree in the
            idea of fixing the position of some object, and are
            often used interchangeably. To put is the least
            definite, denoting merely to move to a place. To place
            has more particular reference to the precise location,
            as to put with care in a certain or proper place. To
            set or to lay may be used when there is special
            reference to the position of the object.
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