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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
dormir
Goodnight – sleep well! I can’t sleep – my mind is too active.
sleeper noun a person who sleeps
durmiente
Nothing occurred to disturb the sleepers.
a berth or compartment for sleeping, on a train
coche-cama
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
somnoliento
She always has a sleepy expression on her face.
(of places etc) very quiet; lacking entertainment and excitement
tranquilo
a sleepy town.
sleepily adverb
con sueño, soñolientamente
He sleepily washed and got dressed.
sleepiness noun
somnolencia
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
somnífero
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
sonámbulo
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
sacrificar
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.
(Definition of sleep from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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