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English definition of “put sb out of their misery”

put sb out of their misery

informal
to stop someone worrying, usually by giving that person information that they have been waiting for: We try to put our students out of their misery and give them their exam results as early as possible.Announcing, informing and stating
(Definition of put sb out of their misery from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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