slept


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slept

 (slĕpt)
v.
Past tense and past participle of sleep.

slept

(slɛpt)
vb
the past tense and past participle of sleep

sleep

(slip)

v. slept, sleep•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to take the rest afforded by a suspension of voluntary bodily functions and the natural suspension, complete or partial, of consciousness; to cease being awake.
2. Bot. to assume, esp. at night, a state similar to the sleep of animals, marked by closing of petals, leaves, etc.
3. to be dormant, quiescent, or inactive, as faculties.
4. to allow one's alertness or attentiveness to lie dormant.
5. to lie in death.
v.t.
6. to take rest in (a specified kind of sleep): to sleep the sleep of the innocent.
7. to have sleeping accommodations for: This trailer sleeps three people.
8. sleep around, to be sexually promiscuous.
9. sleep away,
a. to spend or pass (time) in sleep.
b. Also, sleep off. to get rid of (a headache, hangover, etc.) by sleeping.
10. sleep in,
a. (of domestic help) to sleep where one is employed.
b. to sleep beyond one's usual time of arising.
11. sleep on, to postpone making a decision about for at least a day.
12. sleep out, (of domestic help) to sleep away from one's place of employment.
13. sleep over, to sleep in another person's home.
14. sleep together, to be sexual partners.
15. sleep with, to have sexual relations with.
n.
16. the state of a person, animal, or plant that sleeps.
17. a period of sleeping.
18. dormancy or inactivity.
19. the repose of death.
[before 900; (v.) Middle English slepen, Old English slēpan, slǣpan, slāpan, c. Old High German slāfan, Gothic slepan]
Translations

slept

pret & pp de sleep
References in classic literature ?
Weary Hannah slept on, and no one but the sisters saw the pale shadow which seemed to fall upon the little bed.
He slept in the office that was unspeakably dirty and dined at Biff Carter's lunch room in a small frame building opposite the railroad station.
Ned, too, finally succumbed to the overpowering weariness of the first day of travel, and he, too, slept, though it was an uneasy slumber, disturbed by a feeling as though some one were holding a heavy black quilt over his head, preventing him from breathing.
He slept with the old man and the two boys in the dugout barn, along with the oxen.
Notwithstanding he loved them very much, and went into the adjoining room where they slept to take a look at them and make sure that they were resting comfortably.
It was an unthoughtful act in a man who has so often slept with the war-whoop ringing in the air, to let off his piece within sound of an ambushment
PHOEBE PYNCHEON slept, on the night of her arrival, in a chamber that looked down on the garden of the old house.
I slept little that night--I was too much excited; and this astonished me, too, I recollect, remained with me, adding to my sense of the liberality with which I was treated.
But come, it's getting dreadful late, you had better be turning flukes --it's a nice bed: Sal and me slept in that ere bed the night we were spliced.
The pipe dropped from the fingers of the Red-Handed, and he slept the sleep of the conscience-free and the weary.
I would mend the tire, having attended ambulance classes, do it very quietly so that she wouldn't hear, like the fairy cobblers who used to mend people's boots while they slept, and then wait in ambush to watch the effect upon her when she awoke.
Then they gave her food and drink, and led her to a beautifully made bed of silk and samite, on which she lay down and slept soundly.