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put sth to sleep

to kill an animal that is very ill or very old so that it does not suffer any more
Translations of “put sth to sleep”
in Chinese (Traditional) 讓(生病或很老的動物)無痛苦地死去…
in Chinese (Simplified) 让(生病或很老的动物)无痛苦地死去…
(Definition of put sth to sleep from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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