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Past tense and past participle of sleep.
the past tense and past participle of sleep
v. slept, sleep•ing,
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]