Synonyms of sleep in English:



  • why don't you go and lie down and have a sleep?
    nap, doze, rest, siesta, drowse, catnap; beauty 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 pillowfall asleepget to sleep informaldrop offnod offgo offdrift offcrash outgo out like a lightflake outconk outNorth American informalsack outzone out

    put something to sleep

    the horse's condition deteriorated and he was put to sleepput downdestroyput 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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