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Sleep outdoors: they slept out all night by the river
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  • Far too many people, especially young people, are sleeping out on the streets every night, and many are aged 13 to 16.
  • This will be the first time for many of the Beavers to sleep out and we hope they have a great night.
  • Cornell was a collegiate hockey powerhouse, and I was a season ticket holder each of my four years there, which necessitated sleeping out a couple of nights just to get tickets.
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Pronunciation: /ˈsliːpaʊt
 
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noun

1An occasion of sleeping outdoors: the annual children’s bonfire and sleep-out
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  • The hostel and resources manager said: ‘The sleepout is not just about one night.’
  • The day after the sleepout, November 15th, according to Lewis, the city offered the solid waste workers a hazardous duty retirement option.
  • William led the sleepout outside Leinster House in Dublin.
1.1Australian /NZ A veranda, porch, or outbuilding providing sleeping accommodation.
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  • Senior Sergeant Dennis Murphy said the officers burst through the doors of a sleepout at the rear of the property to find the suspected lab.
  • To find that I have three painters camped in my sleepout and on my verandah.
  • She had to cook for the family and the hired farm worker who lived in the sleepout but had all his meals provided.

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