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sleep

Definitions


[sliːp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a condition of body and mind that typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended
(e.g: I was on the verge of sleep)

- a gummy secretion found in the corners of the eyes after sleep
(e.g: she sat up, rubbing the sleep from her eyes)


Phrases:
- get to sleep
- go to sleep
- let sleeping dogs lie
- one could do something in one's sleep
- put someone to sleep
- put something to sleep
- sleep like a log
- sleep tight
- sleep with one eye open
- the sleep of the just

Origin:
Old English slēp, slǣp (noun), slēpan, slǣpan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch slapen and German schlafen


[sliːp], (Verb)

Definitions:
- be in a state of sleep; be asleep
(e.g: she slept for half an hour)

- provide (a specified number of people) with beds, rooms, or places to stay the night
(e.g: studios sleeping two people cost £70 a night)


Phrases:
- get to sleep
- go to sleep
- let sleeping dogs lie
- one could do something in one's sleep
- put someone to sleep
- put something to sleep
- sleep like a log
- sleep tight
- sleep with one eye open
- the sleep of the just

Origin:




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