Translation of "sleep" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /sliːp/ us /slip/ past tense and past participle slept

A1 to be in the state of rest when your eyes are closed, your body is not active, and your mind is unconscious

We slept in a hotel last night.
Did you sleep well?
sleep like a log

to sleep very well

dormir como un tronco
I went to bed early and slept like a log.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /sliːp/ us /slip/

B1 [ no plural ] the state you are in when you are sleeping, or a period of time when you are sleeping

You need to go home and get some sleep.
It took me ages to get to sleep (= to succeed in sleeping).

B1 a period of sleeping

Why don’t you have a little sleep?
You need a good night’s sleep (= a night when you sleep well).
go to sleep

B1 to begin to sleep

quedarse dormido
Babies often go to sleep after they are fed.
put something to sleep

to kill an animal that is very sick or very old so that it does not suffer any more

sacrificar a algo

(Translation of “sleep” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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 train

I’d like to book a sleeper on the London train.
sleepless adjective

without sleep

insomne, en vela, en blanco
He spent a sleepless night worrying about the situation.
sleepy adjective (comparative sleepier, superlative sleepiest)

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 on her face.

(of places etc) very quiet; lacking entertainment and excitement

a sleepy town.
sleepily adverb

con sueño, soñolientamente
He sleepily washed and got dressed.
sleepiness noun

sleeping bag noun

a kind of large warm bag for sleeping in, used by campers etc.

saco de dormir
sleeping pill noun ( sleeping tablet)

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

ser sonámbulo, pasear dormido
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

dormir, anestesiar
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
I slept like a log last night.
sleep off phrasal verb

to recover from (something) by sleeping

dormir la mona
She’s in bed sleeping off the effects of the party.
sleep on phrasal verb

to put off making a decision about (something) overnight

consultar algo con la almohada
I’ll sleep on it and let you know tomorrow.

(Translation of “sleep” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)