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Synonyms of sleep in English:


  • why don't you go and lie down and have a sleep?
    informal snooze, forty winks, a bit of shut-eye, power nap
    British informal kip, zizz
    children's language bye-byes
    literary slumber
  • Phrases

    go to sleep
    I went to sleep almost as soon as my head hit the pillow
    North American informal sack out, zone out
    put something to sleep
    the horse's condition deteriorated and he was put to sleep
    put down, destroy, put out of its misery


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  • she slept for about an hour
    be asleep, doze, rest, take a siesta, nap, take a nap, catnap, drowse;
    sleep like a log/top
    informal snooze, snatch forty winks, get some shut-eye, be in the land of Nod
    British informal kip, have a kip, get one's head down, zizz, get some zizz, doss (down)
    North American informal catch some Zs
    literary slumber, be in the arms of Morpheus
    [Antonyms] wake up
  • Word links

    hypno- related prefix, as in hypnotherapy
    narco- related prefix, as in narcolepsy
    somn- related prefix, as in somnambulism
    sedative, hypnotic, soporific causing sleep
    hypnophobia fear of sleep
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