sleep out

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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.]
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sleep out

vb (intr, adverb)
1. (esp of a tramp) to sleep in the open air
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) to sleep away from the place of work
(Building) Austral and NZ an area of a veranda that has been glassed in or partitioned off so that it may be used as a bedroom
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sleep out - work in a house where one does not live; "our cook lives out; he can easily commute from his home"
commute - travel back and forth regularly, as between one's place of work and home
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w>sleep out

(in open air) → draußen or im Freien schlafen
(hotel staff: = live out) → außer Haus wohnen
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"We know this sleep out isn't going to save the world, but it might make a wee difference.
ACTION for Children's first Byte Night Wales sleep out event has raised more than PS30,000 to support the charity's work in preventing homelessness and providing children and young people with a safe place to call home.
The Big Tees Sleep Out, held in the grounds of Middlesbrough College and organised by the Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, saw students from the college, members of the Middlesbrough Catholic Youth Mission, staff from local business Ramsdens and more take part.
To mark the 40th birthday, 15 students from Warwick University's politics society staged a sleep out at War Memorial Park on Wednesday night and raised more than PS600.
People from across the Midlands are set to learn what it would be like to sleep rough on a cold winter's night at The Big Sleep Out.
This is the 20th anniversary of the Big Sleep Out which involves the car park and street outside St Basil's offices in Heath Mill Lane turned into a cardboard city.
Intrepid fund-raisers are signing up for the Corporate Sleep Out to support the charity St Basil's.