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Meaning of “sleep” - Learner’s Dictionary

sleep

noun     /sliːp/
B1 [U, no plural] the state you are in when you are sleeping, or a period of time when you are sleeping: I haven't had a good night's sleep (= a long sleep at night) for weeks. You need to go home and get some sleep. It took me ages to get to sleep (= to succeed in sleeping). He died peacefully in his sleep.Sleep and sleeping
go to sleep
B1 to begin to sleep: Babies often go to sleep after a feed.Sleep and sleeping
informal If part of your body goes to sleep, you cannot feel it: I'd been sitting on my feet and they'd gone to sleep.Pain and painful
put sth to sleep
to kill an animal that is very old or sickKillingMurder and attempted murder
could do sth in your sleep
to be able to do something very easilySkilled, talented and able
Translations of “sleep”
in Korean 잠, 수면, 수면 시간…
in Arabic نَوْم…
in Portuguese sono…
in Catalan son…
in Japanese 眠り, 睡眠, 眠っている時間…
in Italian sonno, dormita…
in Chinese (Traditional) 睡覺, 睡覺,睡眠, 一段時間的睡眠…
in Russian сон…
in Turkish uyku…
in Chinese (Simplified) 睡觉, 睡觉,睡眠, 一段时间的睡眠…
in Polish sen…
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