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dormir

Translation of dormir in English:

intransitive verb

transitive verb

  • 1 (hacer dormir)
    (niño/bebé)
    to get … off to sleep
    lo durmió cantándole una nana
    she got him off to sleep by singing him a lullaby
    sus clases me duermen
    his classes send or put me to sleep
    dormir la mona or dormirla [colloquial]
    to sleep it off [colloquial]
  • 2 (anestesiar)
    (persona)
    to give … a general anesthetic
    tuvieron que dormirlo para sacarle las muelas
    he had to have a general anesthetic to have his teeth out
    todavía tengo este lado dormido de la anestesia
    this side is still numb from the anesthetic
  • 3dormir la siesta
    to have a siesta or nap

also: dormirse pronominal verb

  • 1 (conciliar el sueño)no podía dormirme
    I couldn't get (off) to sleep
    se durmió hacia las tres de la madrugada
    she went or got to sleep at about three in the morning
    fue tan aburrido que casi me duermo
    it was so boring I almost fell asleep
    it was so boring I almost dropped off [colloquial]
  • 4 [colloquial] (distraerse, descuidarse)contéstales lo antes posible, no te duermas
    write back as soon as possible, don't waste any time
    write back as soon as possible, don't hang around [colloquial]
    si te duermes, te quitarán el puesto
    you'll lose your job if you're not careful or if you don't keep on your toes
Example sentences
  • Reconocen haber tenido peleas, pero nunca han dejado de dormir juntos.
  • Dormir bien se ha asociado generalmente a un buen estado de salud.
  • Dormiremos mucho mejor y nos levantaremos mas temprano sin padecer.
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