sleepwalker


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sleep·walk

 (slēp′wôk′)
intr.v. sleep·walked, sleep·walk·ing, sleep·walks
To walk or perform other motor acts while asleep; somnambulate.

[Back-formation from sleepwalking.]

sleep′walk′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleepwalker - someone who walks about in their sleepsleepwalker - someone who walks about in their sleep
sleeper, slumberer - a rester who is sleeping

sleepwalker

noun somnambulist, noctambulist Don't awaken sleepwalkers suddenly; you may frighten them into a mishap.
Translations
من يَمْشي وهو نائِم
náměsíčník
søvngænger
alvajáróholdkóros
svefngengill
námesačný
uykuda yürüyen kişi

sleepwalker

[ˈsliːpˌwɔːkəʳ] Nsonámbulo/a m/f

sleepwalker

[ˈsliːpwɔːkər] nsomnambule mf

sleepwalker

[ˈsliːpˌwɔːkəʳ] nsonnambulo/a

sleep

(sliːp) past tense, past participle slept (slept) verb
to rest with the eyes closed and in a state of natural unconsciousness. Goodnight – sleep well!; I can't sleep – my mind is too active.
noun
(a) rest in a state of natural unconsciousness. It is bad for you to have too little sleep, since it makes you tired; I had only four hours' sleep last night.
ˈsleeper noun
1. a person who sleeps. Nothing occurred to disturb the sleepers.
2. a berth or compartment for sleeping, on a railway train. I'd like to book a sleeper on the London train.
ˈsleepless adjective
without sleep. He spent a sleepless night worrying about the situation.
ˈsleepy adjective
1. inclined to sleep; drowsy. I feel very sleepy after that long walk.
2. not (seeming to be) alert. She always has a sleepy expression.
3. (of places etc) very quiet; lacking entertainment and excitement. a sleepy town.
ˈsleepily adverb
ˈsleepiness noun
ˈsleeping-bag noun
a kind of large warm bag for sleeping in, used by campers etc.
ˈsleeping-pill / ˈsleeping-tablet nouns
a kind of pill that can be taken to make one sleep. She tried to commit suicide by swallowing an overdose of sleeping-pills.
ˈsleepwalk verb
to walk about while asleep. She was sleepwalking again last night.
ˈsleepwalker noun
put to sleep
1. to cause (a person or animal) to become unconscious by means of an anaesthetic; to anaesthetize. The doctor will give you an injection to put you to sleep.
2. to kill (an animal) painlessly, usually by the injection of a drug. As she was so old and ill my cat had to be put to sleep.
sleep like a log/top
to sleep very well and soundly.
sleep off
to recover from (something) by sleeping. She's in bed sleeping off the effects of the party.
sleep on
to put off making a decision about (something) overnight. I'll sleep on it and let you know tomorrow.
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