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sleep British & World English

A condition of body and mind which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended

sleep English Thesaurus

why don't you go and lie down and have a sleep?

REM sleep British & World English

A kind of sleep that occurs at intervals during the night and is characterized by rapid eye movements, more dreaming and bodily movement, and faster pulse and breathing

sleep in British & World English

Remain asleep or in bed later than usual in the morning

sleep-in British & World English

(Of a domestic employee) resident in an employer’s house

sleep out British & World English

Sleep outdoors

sleep-out British & World English

An occasion of sleeping outdoors

sleep-out New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

sleep easy British & World English

Go to sleep without (or be untroubled by) worries

lose sleep British & World English

Worry about something

sleep rough British & World English

Sleep in uncomfortable conditions, typically out of doors

sleep over British & World English

Spend the night at a place other than one’s own home

sleep mode British & World English

A power-saving mode of operation in which devices or parts of devices are switched off until needed

beauty sleep British & World English

Sleep considered to be sufficient to keep one looking young and beautiful

sleep around British & World English

Have many casual sexual partners

sleep hygiene British & World English

Habits and practices that are conducive to sleeping well on a regular basis

get to sleep British & World English

Manage to fall asleep

sleep on it British & World English

Delay making a decision until the following day

sleep-inducing British & World English

Tending to induce sleep; soporific

sleep-learning British & World English

Learning by hearing while asleep, typically by playing a tape recording of what is to be learned

sleep training British & World English

The process of training young children to fall asleep on their own, typically by means of techniques in which the child is left to cry without being comforted, either for gradually increasing periods of time or until they fall asleep

twilight sleep British & World English

A state of partial narcosis or stupor without total loss of consciousness, in particular a state induced by an injection of morphine and scopolamine, formerly popular for use during childbirth

sleep like a log British & World English

Sleep very soundly

sleep-away camp British & World English

A summer camp at which children stay overnight

sleep something off British & World English

Dispel the effects of or recover from something by going to sleep

sing someone to sleep British & World English

Cause someone to fall asleep by singing gently to them

put someone to sleep British & World English

Make someone unconscious by using drugs, alcohol, or an anaesthetic

apnoea British & World English

Temporary cessation of breathing, especially during sleep

one could do something in one's sleep British & World English

One could do something with no effort or conscious thought

put something to sleep British & World English

Kill an animal, especially an old or badly injured one, painlessly (used euphemistically)

the sleep of the just British & World English

A deep, untroubled sleep

sleep with one eye open British & World English

Sleep very lightly, aware of what is happening around one

sleep in in sleep British & World English

Remain asleep or in bed later than usual in the morning

sleep easy in easy British & World English

Go to sleep without (or be untroubled by) worries

lose sleep in lose British & World English

Worry about something

sleep over in sleep British & World English

Spend the night at a place other than one’s own home

sleep rough in rough British & World English

Sleep in uncomfortable conditions, typically out of doors

sleep around in sleep British & World English

Have many casual sexual partners

keep a whole skin British & World English

Escape being wounded or injured

one could do something in one's sleep in sleep British & World English

One could do something with no effort or conscious thought


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