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'You(A) watched me(B) crying to sleep'.

From the above statement, what I understood was Person A watched Person B kept crying untill Person B fell asleep. In the same manner, can anyone tell what 'to' refers to in the following sentences?

  1. This Kid is speaking truth to power
  2. I will kiss this kitten to cute.
  • This is ungrammatical English. Where did you find these sentences? – SovereignSun Nov 25 '17 at 19:55
  • @SovereignSun The example sentence in a movie 'The notebook' and the other two in Facebook posts – AbuMuhammad Nov 25 '17 at 19:56
  • "crying to sleep" is okay and means "cry so long that you got asleep" but the other two sentences are bad. – SovereignSun Nov 25 '17 at 19:58
  • You might add why you think the pattern "crying to sleep" applies to "truth to power" and "kitten to cute". – user3169 Nov 25 '17 at 23:19
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The first example is OK, a more complete phrasing might be:

You watched me while I cried myself to sleep.

The two from Facebook are just wrong. Without any context, my guesses would be:

This Kid is speaking a powerful truth.
I will kiss this (too) cute kitten.

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