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sleep Idioms & Phrases


beauty sleep

  • noun sleep before midnight
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cat sleep

  • noun sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
    cat sleep; catnap; nap; snooze; forty winks.
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cause to sleep

  • verb make fall asleep
    • The soft music caused us to fall asleep
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eternal sleep

  • noun euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
    sleep; quietus; eternal rest; rest.
    • she was laid to rest beside her husband
    • they had to put their family pet to sleep
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Fox sleep

  • pretended sleep.
Webster 1913

go to sleep

  • verb prepare for sleep
    retire; sack out; hit the sack; bed; kip down; turn in; go to bed; crawl in; hit the hay.
    • I usually turn in at midnight
    • He goes to bed at the crack of dawn
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nonrapid eye movement sleep

  • noun a recurring sleep state during which rapid eye movements do not occur and dreaming does not occur; accounts for about 75% of normal sleep time
    NREM sleep; nonrapid eye movement; nonrapid eye movement sleep; NREM.
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nrem sleep

  • noun a recurring sleep state during which rapid eye movements do not occur and dreaming does not occur; accounts for about 75% of normal sleep time
    NREM sleep; nonrapid eye movement; nonrapid eye movement sleep; NREM.
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orthodox sleep

  • noun a recurring sleep state during which rapid eye movements do not occur and dreaming does not occur; accounts for about 75% of normal sleep time
    NREM sleep; nonrapid eye movement; nonrapid eye movement sleep; NREM.
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paradoxical sleep

  • noun a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep
    rapid eye movement sleep; rapid eye movement; REM; paradoxical sleep.
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put to sleep

  • verb help someone go to bed
    • Mother put the baby to sleep
  • verb kill gently, as with an injection
    put away.
    • the cat was very ill and we had to put it to sleep
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rapid eye movement sleep

  • noun a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep
    rapid eye movement sleep; rapid eye movement; REM; paradoxical sleep.
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rem sleep

  • noun a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep
    rapid eye movement sleep; rapid eye movement; REM; paradoxical sleep.
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short sleep

  • noun sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
    cat sleep; catnap; nap; snooze; forty winks.
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sleep apnea

  • noun apnea that occurs during sleep
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sleep around

  • verb be sexually active with more than one partner
    bed-hop; bedhop.
    • His wife bed hops
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sleep deprivation

  • noun a form of psychological torture inflicted by depriving the victim of sleep
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sleep disorder

  • noun a disturbance of the normal sleep pattern
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sleep in

  • verb sleep later than usual or customary
    sleep in.
    • On Sundays, I sleep in
  • verb live in the house where one works
    live in.
    • our babysitter lives in, as it is too far to commute for her
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sleep late

  • verb sleep later than usual or customary
    sleep in.
    • On Sundays, I sleep in
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Sleep of plants

  • (Bot.), a state of plants, usually at night, when their leaflets approach each other, and the flowers close and droop, or are covered by the folded leaves.
Webster 1913

sleep off

  • verb get rid of by sleeping
    • sleep off a hangover
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sleep out

  • verb work in a house where one does not live; he can easily commute from his home"
    live out.
    • our cook lives out
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sleep over

  • verb stay overnight
    stay over.
    • The boy's friends were allowed to sleep over after the birthday party
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sleep talking

  • noun uttering speech while asleep
    somniloquism; somniloquy.
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sleep terror disorder

  • noun a disorder of sleep characterized by a dream of terrifying dimensions far worse than a typical nightmare; they occur during NREM sleep
    pavor nocturnus.
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sleep together

  • verb have sexual intercourse with
    love; fuck; have it away; screw; have intercourse; get it on; lie with; hump; make love; make out; get laid; have a go at it; bonk; eff; have sex; jazz; be intimate; know; have it off; bang; bed; do it; roll in the hay; sleep together.
    • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    • Adam knew Eve
    • Were you ever intimate with this man?
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sleep with

  • verb have sexual intercourse with
    love; fuck; have it away; screw; have intercourse; get it on; lie with; hump; make love; make out; get laid; have a go at it; bonk; eff; have sex; jazz; be intimate; know; have it off; bang; bed; do it; roll in the hay; sleep together.
    • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    • Adam knew Eve
    • Were you ever intimate with this man?
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sleep-at-noon

Sleep"-at-noon" noun
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A plant (Tragopogon pratensis) which closes its flowers at midday; a kind of goat's beard. Dr. Prior.
Webster 1913

sleep-charged

Sleep"-charged` adjective
Definitions
  1. Heavy with sleep.
Webster 1913

sleep-learning

  • noun teaching during sleep (as by using recordings to teach a foreign language to someone who is asleep)
    hypnopedia.
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sleeping accommodation

  • noun a room used primarily for sleeping
    sleeping accommodation; chamber; bedchamber; bedroom.
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sleeping around

  • noun indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations
    promiscuity; promiscuousness.
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sleeping bag

  • noun large padded bag designed to be slept in outdoors; usually rolls up like a bedroll
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sleeping beauty

  • noun fairy story: princess under an evil spell who could be awakened only by a prince's kiss
  • noun a person who is sleeping soundly
  • noun a potential takeover target that has not yet been put in play
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sleeping capsule

  • noun a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule)
    sleeping capsule; sleeping draught; sleeping pill.
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sleeping car

  • noun a passenger car that has berths for sleeping
    wagon-lit; sleeper.
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sleeping draught

  • noun a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule)
    sleeping capsule; sleeping draught; sleeping pill.
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sleeping hibiscus

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Malvaviscus having brilliant bell-shaped drooping flowers like incompletely opened hibiscus flowers
    waxmallow; wax mallow.
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sleeping partner

  • noun a partner (who usually provides capital) whose association with the enterprise is not public knowledge
    silent partner.
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sleeping pill

  • noun a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule)
    sleeping capsule; sleeping draught; sleeping pill.
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sleeping room

  • noun a room used primarily for sleeping
    sleeping accommodation; chamber; bedchamber; bedroom.
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sleeping sickness

  • noun an encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness
    epidemic encephalitis; encephalitis lethargica; sleepy sickness; lethargic encephalitis.
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sleeping tablet

  • noun a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule)
    sleeping capsule; sleeping draught; sleeping pill.
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To sleep away

  • to spend in sleep; as, to sleep away precious time.
Webster 1913

To sleep off

  • to become free from by sleep; as, to sleep off drunkeness or fatigue.
Webster 1913

twilight sleep

  • noun a state of general anesthesia in which the person retains a slight degree of consciousness; can be induced by injection of scopolamine or morphine
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Winter sleep

  • (Zoöl.), hibernation.
Webster 1913

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