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a. A natural periodic state of rest for the mind and body, in which the eyes usually close and consciousness is completely or partially lost, so that there is a decrease in bodily movement and responsiveness to external stimuli. During sleep the brain in humans and other mammals undergoes a characteristic cycle of brain-wave activity that includes intervals of dreaming.
b. A period of this form of rest.
c. A state of inactivity resembling or suggesting sleep; unconsciousness, dormancy, hibernation, or death.
d. A state in which a computer shuts off or reduces power to its peripherals (such as the display or memory) in order to save energy during periods of inactivity.
2. Botany The folding together of leaflets or petals at night or in the absence of light.
3. A crust of dried tears or mucus normally forming around the inner rim of the eye during sleep.
v. slept (slĕpt), sleep·ing, sleeps
1. To be in the state of sleep or to fall asleep.
2. To be in a condition resembling sleep.
1. To pass or get rid of by sleeping: slept away the day; went home to sleep off the headache.
2. To provide sleeping accommodations for: This tent sleeps three comfortably.
Phrasal Verbs:
sleep around Informal
To have sexual relations with a number of different partners in casual encounters.
sleep in
1. To sleep at one's place of employment: a butler and a chauffeur who sleep in.
a. To oversleep: I missed the morning train because I slept in.
b. To sleep late on purpose: After this week's work, I will sleep in on Saturday.
sleep on
To think about (something) overnight before deciding.
sleep out
1. To sleep at one's own home, not at one's place of employment.
2. To sleep away from one's home.
sleep over
To spend the night as a guest in another's home.
sleep together
To have sexual relations.
sleep with
To have sexual relations with.
sleep like a log/rock
To sleep very deeply.

[Middle English slepe, from Old English slǣp; see slēb- in Indo-European roots.]

sleep around

(intr, adverb) informal to be sexually promiscuous
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sleep around - be sexually active with more than one partnersleep around - be sexually active with more than one partner; "His wife bed hops"
fornicate - have sex without being married
spát s kdekým
være let på tråden
harrastaa vapaita seksisuhteita
često mijenjati seksualne partnere
아무와 성관계를 갖다
vara lössläppt
lang chạ

w>sleep around

vi (inf)mit jedem schlafen (inf)

sleep around

يُضَاجِعُ أكْثَرَ مِنْ شَخْص spát s kdekým være let på tråden mit jedem schlafen ξενοκοιμάμαι acostarse con cualquiera harrastaa vapaita seksisuhteita coucher à droite et à gauche često mijenjati seksualne partnere andare a letto con tutti 誰とでも寝る 아무와 성관계를 갖다 met jan en alleman naar bed gaan være lett på tråden puszczać się na prawo i lewo ter relação sexual com várias pessoas, ter relações sexuais com várias pessoas распутничать vara lössläppt มีเพศสัมพันธ์กับคนหลายคน önüne gelenle yatmak lang chạ 乱搞男女关系
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