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Spanish translation of “sleep”

sleep

verb /sliːp/ (past tense, past participle slept /slept/)
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. sleeper noun a person who sleeps Nothing occurred to disturb the sleepers. a berth or compartment for sleeping, on a railway train
coche-cama
I’d like to book a sleeper on the London train.
sleepless adjective without sleep He spent a sleepless night worrying about the situation. sleepy adjective inclined to sleep; drowsy
somnoliento, soñoliento, adormecido
I feel very sleepy after that long walk.
not (seeming to be) alert She always has a sleepy expression. (of places etc) very quiet; lacking entertainment and excitement a sleepy town.
sleepily adverb
con sueño, soñolientamente
sleepiness noun sleeping bag noun a kind of large warm bag for sleeping in, used by campers etc. sleeping-pill / sleeping-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. sleepwalk verb to walk about while asleep She was sleepwalking again last night. sleepwalker noun put to sleep 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. 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.
dormir como un tronco/lirón
sleep off to recover from (something) by sleeping
dormir la mona
She’s in bed sleeping off the effects of the party.
sleep on to put off making a decision about (something) overnight
consultar algo con la almohada
I’ll sleep on it and let you know tomorrow.
(Definition of sleep from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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