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sleep sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with sleep   /sliːp/ (slept, slept) us  
If you sleep off something, especially a hangover, you go to sleep so that you will feel better when you wake up.
Translations of “sleep sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 靠睡覺消除(尤指飲酒後的不適)…
in Russian проспаться…
in Turkish (içkiden sonra) etkisini uyuyarak gidermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 靠睡觉消除(尤指饮酒后的不适)…
in Polish odsypiać coś…
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