poner a dormir

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poner a dormir
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to get ready to sleep)
a. to put to sleep
Di de comer al bebé y luego lo puse a dormir.I fed the baby and then I put him to sleep.
2. (to help die)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to put to sleep
El pobre animal estaba muy malherido y hubo que ponerlo a dormir.The poor animal was very badly injured, and we had to put him to sleep.
b. to put down
Rex estaba tan viejito y enfermo que hubo que ponerlo a dormir.Rex was so old and sick that we had to have him put down.
3. (to provide accommodation for the night)
a. to put up
El vuelo del equipo australiano acaba de aterrizar y no hay hotel para ellos. ¿Dónde ponemos a dormir a tanta gente?The Australian team's flight just landed and there's no hotel for them. Where will we put all these people up?
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