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1 sleep /ˈsliːp/ verb
sleeps; slept /ˈslɛpt/ ; sleeping
1 sleep
/ˈsliːp/
verb
sleeps; slept /ˈslɛpt/ ; sleeping
Learner's definition of SLEEP
[no object] : to rest your mind and body by closing your eyes and becoming unconscious
sometimes used figuratively
[+ object] : to have enough space for (a specified number of people) to sleep in it

let sleeping dogs lie

see 1dog

sleep around

[phrasal verb] informal + disapproving
: to have sex with many different people

sleep away

[phrasal verb]
sleep away (something) or sleep (something) away chiefly US
: to spend (a period of time) sleeping

sleep a wink

informal
: to sleep for even a very brief time used in negative statements

sleep in

[phrasal verb] informal
: to sleep past the time when you usually get up

sleep like a baby/log

informal
: to sleep very well

sleep off

[phrasal verb]
sleep (something) off or sleep off (something) informal
: to sleep until the effects of alcohol, medication, etc., are no longer felt

sleep on it

informal
: to think more about something overnight and make a decision about it later

sleep over

[phrasal verb]
: to stay overnight at another person's house
see also sleepover

sleep through

[phrasal verb]
sleep through (something)
: to sleep without being awakened by (something, such as a loud noise)

sleep tight

: to sleep deeply and well

sleep together

[phrasal verb] informal
: to have sex with each other

sleep with

[phrasal verb]
sleep with (someone) informal
: to have sex with (someone)
2 sleep /ˈsliːp/ noun
2 sleep
/ˈsliːp/
noun
Learner's definition of SLEEP
[noncount] : the natural state of rest during which your eyes are closed and you become unconscious
see also rem sleep
[singular] : a period of sleep especially of a particular kind
[noncount] informal : the dry substance that sometimes forms in the corners of your eyes while you are sleeping

get to sleep

: to succeed in beginning to sleep : to fall asleep

go to sleep

: to begin sleeping
◊ If a part of your body (such as a foot or leg) goes to sleep, it is not able to feel anything for a brief time, usually because you have kept it in an awkward position for too long.

in your sleep

◊ If you can do something in your sleep, you can do it very easily because you have done it many times before.

lose sleep over

: to worry about (something) so much that you cannot sleep usually used in negative statements

put to sleep

put (an animal) to sleep : to give (a sick or injured animal) drugs that will make it die without pain
put (someone) to sleep
informal : to use a drug to make (someone) unconscious before a medical operation : to give (someone) anesthesia before a medical operation
: to get (someone) ready to sleep for the night
: to make someone fall asleep from boredom
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