Know Your Next Word : sleep

25. sleep :

noun :

1. to take the rest afforded by a suspension of voluntary bodily functions and the natural suspension, complete or partial, of consciousness; cease being awake

2. to be dormant, quiescent, or inactive as faculties

3. to be careless or unalert : allow one's alertness, vigilance, or attentiveness to lie dormant

4. to lie in death

5. to take rest in (a specified kind of sleep)

usage :

  • While England slept, Germany prepared for war.

  • He slept the sleep of the innocent.

  • Two friends will sleep over this weekend.

  • to put a sick old dog to sleep.

  • This tent sleeps three comfortably.

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