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1

Bore utterly, as in That show put me to sleep. This hyperbolic term implies that something is so dull one could fall asleep.

2

Kill, especially as a kindness, as in We had to put the cat to sleep. This euphemism dates from the mid-1900s.

3

Subject to anesthesia, as in This injection will put you to sleep so you won't feel any pain.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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