To sleep away
Sleep Sleep, v. t. 1. To be slumbering in; -- followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge. [R.] --Blackw. Mag. [1913 Webster]

{To sleep away}, to spend in sleep; as, to sleep away precious time.

{To sleep off}, to become free from by sleep; as, to sleep off drunkeness or fatigue. [1913 Webster]


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  • To dream away — Dream Dream, v. t. To have a dream of; to see, or have a vision of, in sleep, or in idle fancy; often followed by an objective clause. [1913 Webster] Your old men shall dream dreams. Acts ii. 17. [1913 Webster] At length in sleep their bodies… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To sleep off — Sleep Sleep, v. t. 1. To be slumbering in; followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge. [R.] Blackw. Mag. [1913 Webster] {To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sleep-away — /sleep euh way /, adj. of or pertaining to a place at which one sleeps away from home: sleep away camp. Also, sleepaway. [1975 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • sleep-away — /sleep euh way /, adj. of or pertaining to a place at which one sleeps away from home: sleep away camp. Also, sleepaway. [1975 80] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sleep·away — /ˈsliːpəˌweı/ adj, always used before a noun US : providing beds and rooms so people can stay overnight for a number of nights We sent the kids off to sleepaway camp for the week …   Useful english dictionary

  • put to sleep — verb 1. help someone go to bed (Freq. 1) Mother put the baby to sleep • Hypernyms: ↑put • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody Something s somebody 2. kill gently, as with an injection …   Useful english dictionary

  • Don't Go to Sleep! — infobox Book | | name = Don t Go To Sleep! orig title = translator = author = R. L. Stine cover artist = Tim Jacobus country = United States language = English series = Goosebumps classification = fiction genre = Horror fiction, Children s… …   Wikipedia

  • Sleep — Sleep, v. t. 1. To be slumbering in; followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge. [R.] Blackw. Mag. [1913 Webster] {To sleep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sleep — sleepful, adj. sleeplike, adj. /sleep/, v., slept, sleeping, n. v.i. 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. Bot. to… …   Universalium

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