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sleep /sliːp/ verb (past tense and past participle slept /slept/) [intransitive]
sleep noun

Irregular Forms: (slept)

خوابیدن ، خواب رفتن ، خفتن ، روانشناسی: خوابیدن
- slumber(s), doze, forty winks (informal), hibernation, nap, siesta, snooze (informal), zizz (Brit. informal)
- slumber, catnap, doze, drowse, hibernate, snooze (informal), take a nap
Contrasted words: wakefulness, arouse, awaken, wake (up)
Related Idioms: land of Nod, the arms of Morpheus, be in the land of Nod, be sunk in sleep, pound one's ear, rest in the arms of Morpheus, sleep like a top (or log)
Related Words: repose, rest, slumberland, relax, oversleep, sleep in
English Thesaurus: sleep, slumber/slumbers, shut-eye, doze, snooze, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. sleep1 S1 W2 /sliːp/ verb (past tense and past participle slept /slept/) [intransitive]
[Word Family: noun: sleep, sleeper, sleepiness, sleeplessness; adjective: asleep, sleepless, sleepy; adverb: sleepily, sleeplessly; verb: sleep]

1. to rest your mind and body, usually at night when you are lying in bed with your eyes closed ⇒ asleep:
I usually sleep on my back.
Did you sleep well?
He’s lucky because at least he has somewhere to sleep.

2. sleep rough British English to sleep outdoors in uncomfortable conditions, especially because you have no money

3. sleep on it spoken to not make a decision about something important until the next day

4. sleep tight spoken said especially to children before they go to bed to say that you hope they sleep well:
Good night, Jenny. Sleep tight!

5. somebody can sleep easy used to say that someone no longer has to worry about something:
Unlike some other Internet sites, when you buy from us, you can sleep easy.

6. sleep two/four/six etc to have enough beds for a particular number of people:
The villa sleeps four.

7. let sleeping dogs lie to deliberately avoid mentioning a subject, so that you do not cause any trouble or argument

8. literary if a village, house etc sleeps, it is very quiet during the night

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. sleep2 S2 W3 noun
[Word Family: noun: sleep, sleeper, sleepiness, sleeplessness; adjective: asleep, sleepless, sleepy; adverb: sleepily, sleeplessly; verb: sleep]
[Language: Old English; Origin: slæp]

1. BEING ASLEEP [uncountable] the natural state of resting your mind and body, usually at night ⇒ beauty sleep:
I didn’t get much sleep last night.
Her eyes were red through lack of sleep.
in your sleep (=while sleeping)
Ed often talks in his sleep.
She died peacefully in her sleep.

2. PERIOD OF SLEEPING [singular] a period when you are sleeping:
I had a little sleep in the afternoon.
She was woken from a deep sleep by a ring at the door.

3. go to sleep
a) to start sleeping:
I went to sleep at 9 o'clock and woke up at 6.
b) informal if a part of your body goes to sleep, you cannot feel it for a short time because it has not been getting enough blood

4. lose sleep over something to worry about something:
It’s a practice game – I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it.

5. put somebody/something to sleep
a) to give drugs to a sick animal so that it dies without too much pain – used to avoid saying the word ‘kill’
b) informal to make someone unconscious before a medical operation by giving them drugs

6. somebody can do something in their sleep informal used to say that someone is able to do something very easily, especially because they have done it many times before:
She knew the music so well she could play it in her sleep.

7. send somebody to sleep
a) to make someone go to sleep:
The combination of warmth and music sent him to sleep.
b) if something sends someone to sleep, it is extremely boring

8. IN YOUR EYES [uncountable] informal a substance that forms in the corners of your eyes while you are sleeping:
She rubbed the sleep from her eyes.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. condition of rest
ADJ. deep | light | REM
VERB + SLEEP drift into/off to, drop off to, get to, go (back) to | cry/sob yourself to | get, sleep, snatch Close your eyes and get some sleep now. Tom was in the front room sleeping the sleep of the dead. I snatched a few hours' sleep in the afternoon.
need | survive on They seem to survive on only a few hours' sleep a night.
induce, lull/send sb to using drugs to induce sleep The quiet music soon sent her to sleep.
drift in and out of He drifted in and out of sleep all night.
lose Don't lose sleep over it?we'll sort everything out in the morning.
disrupt | catch up on I used Saturday to catch up on my sleep.
feign I feigned sleep when the ticket inspector came round.
SLEEP + VERB come Sleep came to her in snatches.
overcome sb, overtake sb Sleep finally overtook me.
SLEEP + NOUN pattern | deprivation, loss | apnoea
PREP. during ~ your heart rate during sleep
in your ~ He often walks and talks in his sleep.
PHRASES a lack of sleep suffering from a lack of sleep
a wink of sleep I won't get a wink of sleep with that noise downstairs.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. period of sleep
ADJ. long | little, short | dead, deep, heavy, sound | good, restful | light | disturbed, exhausted, fitful, restless, uneasy I woke up early after a disturbed sleep.
dreamless, peaceful | drunken | beauty Sorry but I need my beauty sleep.
VERB + SLEEP need | have Did you have a good sleep?
be in I was in a deep sleep when the phone rang.
drift into, fall into, sink into I immediately fell into a dead sleep.
awake/awaken/wake (sb) from He woke from a fitful sleep with a headache.
PHRASES a (good/poor) night's sleep You'll feel better after a good night's sleep.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

ADV. properly, soundly, well I haven't slept properly for weeks. The children were all sleeping soundly. Did you sleep well last night?
peacefully, quietly | easier, easily, quiet When the murderer is caught we can all sleep easier in our beds at night.
badly, fitfully, uneasily | deeply, heavily He was exhausted and slept deeply.
lightly She always slept very lightly so I had to be careful not to wake her.
barely, hardly, scarcely She felt as if she had hardly slept.
a little | alone | together
VERB + SLEEP be unable to, can't/couldn't I couldn't sleep so I got up and went downstairs.
try to You must be very tired. Try to sleep a little.
let sb | put sb/sth to You should always put babies to sleep on their backs. We had to have our dog put to sleep (= humanely killed because it was so ill).
PREP. for I only slept for four hours that night.
through She slept right through the storm.
with Everyone knows she sleeps with the boss.
PHRASES not sleep a wink (= not sleep at all) I didn't sleep a wink last night.
sleep late Let them sleep late on Saturday morning if they want to.
sleep like a baby/log (= sleep very well), sleep rough the problem of young people who sleep rough in the streets

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


sleep well
I haven’t been sleeping well lately.
sleep badly
Eleanor slept badly that night.
sleep soundly/deeply (=in a way that means you are not likely to wake)
Within seconds, Maggie was sleeping soundly.
sleep peacefully
Celia slept peacefully beside him.
sleep uneasily (=not sleep well, because you are worried)
That night I slept uneasily, anxious about the meeting the next day.
sleep fitfully literary (=sleep badly, waking up after short periods, especially because you are worried)
She slept fitfully, her mind filled with images of Jack’s face.
barely/hardly sleep (=to not sleep well)
I’d hardly slept the night before the wedding.
sleep late (=not wake up until late in the morning)
She had slept late; it was already eleven.
can’t/couldn’t sleep
I went to bed, but I couldn’t sleep.
be unable to sleep
He lay down but was unable to sleep.
have trouble sleeping (=to not sleep well)
Why do so many elderly people have trouble sleeping?
sleep like a log (also sleep like a baby) informal (=sleep very well)
I was exhausted and slept like a log.
not sleep a wink informal (=not sleep at all)
I didn’t sleep a wink last night.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: I slept at ten o'clock last night.
GOOD: I went to bed at ten o'clock last night.

Usage Note:
sleep = be asleep: 'Nurse Burnley works all night and sleeps all day.'
go to bed = get into bed at the end of the day: 'After dinner I had a hot bath and then went to bed.'

BAD: I started sleeping and didn't wake up till the next morning.
GOOD: I fell asleep and didn't wake up till the next morning.
BAD: After showing the conductor my ticket, I started sleeping again.
GOOD: After showing the conductor my ticket, I went back to sleep.

Usage Note:
go to sleep or fall asleep = enter a state of unconsciousness, especially so that your mind and body can rest: 'As soon as I started to read her a story, she went to sleep.'
go back to sleep or fall asleep again = go to sleep again: 'The alarm clock rang at 7.45 but I just turned over and went back to sleep.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

See: beauty sleep , let sleeping dogs lie , sleep a wink

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

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