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  1. Marina Gaidar's Avatar
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    #1

    put somebody to death

    Is it possible to say "You will hunt him down and put him to the most painful death he can imagine" (meaning execution)?

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    Re: put somebody to death

    It doesn't sound very natural to me.

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