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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To call off — Call Call (k[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Called} (k[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Calling}] [OE. callen, AS. ceallian; akin to Icel. & Sw. kalla, Dan. kalde, D. kallen to talk, prate, OHG. kall[=o]n to call; cf. Gr. ghry ein to speak, sing, Skr. gar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To break off — Break Break (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); p. p. {Broken} (br[=o] k n), (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To wind off — Wind Wind, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wound} (wound) (rarely {Winded}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Winding}.] [OE. winden, AS. windan; akin to OS. windan, D. & G. winden, OHG. wintan, Icel. & Sw. vinda, Dan. vinde, Goth. windan (in comp.). Cf. {Wander}, {Wend}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sleep off — sleep (something) off to sleep until something stops having an effect on you. She slept off the effects of the medicine. Usage notes: often used in the form sleep it off: He s got a terrible headache and probably needs to sleep it off …   New idioms dictionary

  • sleep off — verb get rid of by sleeping (Freq. 1) sleep off a hangover • Hypernyms: ↑lose • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * sleep off To recover from (eg a hangover) by sleeping • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleep off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms sleep off : present tense I/you/we/they sleep off he/she/it sleeps off present participle sleeping off past tense slept off past participle slept off to get rid of an unpleasant or uncomfortable feeling by… …   English dictionary

  • sleep off — PHRASAL VERB If you sleep off the effects of too much travelling, drink, or food, you recover from it by sleeping. [V P n (not pron)] It s a good idea to spend the first night of your holiday sleeping off the jet lag... [V n P] They had been up… …   English dictionary

  • sleep off — {v. phr.} To sleep until the effect of too much alcohol or drugs passes. * /George had too many beers last night and he is now sleeping off the effects./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sleep off — {v. phr.} To sleep until the effect of too much alcohol or drugs passes. * /George had too many beers last night and he is now sleeping off the effects./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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