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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.
sleep around Informal
To have sexual relations with a number of different partners in casual encounters.
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.
To think about (something) overnight before deciding.
1. To sleep at one's own home, not at one's place of employment.
2. To sleep away from one's home.
To spend the night as a guest in another's home.
To have sexual relations.
To have sexual relations with.
sleep like a log/rock
To sleep very deeply.
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vb (intr, adverb)
1. Brit to sleep longer than usual
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) to sleep at the place of one's employment
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|Verb||1.||sleep in - sleep later than usual or customary; "On Sundays, I sleep in"|
|2.||sleep in - live in the house where one works; "our babysitter lives in, as it is too far to commute for her"|
board - provide food and lodging (for); "The old lady is boarding three men"
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To sleep longer than intended:
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sleep in→ يَتَأَخَرُ فِي النَّوْمِ فِي الصَّبَاحِ přispat si sove længe ausschlafen παρακοιμάμαι dormir hasta tarde, quedarse en la cama nukkua pitkään faire la grasse matinée izležavati se dormire fino a tardi 寝過ごす 늦잠 자다 uitslapen sove lenge zaspać dormir até mais tarde спать дольше обычного ha sovmorgon นอนนานกว่าปรกติ uyuyakalmak ngủ thêm 睡懒觉
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