Definition of shut-eye in English:

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shut-eye

Pronunciation: /ˈSHəd ˌī/

noun

informal
Sleep: we’d better get some shut-eye
More example sentences
  • Winning races, or even just getting extra hours in a day, is not a bad trade-off for a little less shut-eye, so Dr. Sleep has an interesting bargain for a tired world.
  • All this thinking had once again cost me a good night's sleep, only getting maybe 4hrs of shut-eye before my alarm roused me and the reality of another day at the coalface was a head of me set in.
  • When we used to go Vegas, he would gamble for two days without sleeping then he'd catch some shut-eye for a few hours then go back to the casino.

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