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English definition of “sleep”

sleep

noun [U]  /slip/ us  
the resting state in which the body is not active and the mind is unconscious: I usually sit up in bed and watch the TV news before going to sleep.

sleep

verb [I/T]  /slip/ (past tense and past participle slept  /slept/) us  
to be in a resting state in which the body is not active and the mind is unconscious: [I] I was too excited to sleep much that night. [T] The boat sleeps four (= has space for four people to sleep) comfortably.
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