sleep out
intransitive verb Date: 1818 to sleep outdoors

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  • sleep out — {v.} 1. To sleep outdoors. * /The Scouts plan to sleep out next Saturday./ 2. To go home at night instead of sleeping at the place where you work. * /Mrs. Jones maid sleeps in, but her cook sleeps out./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sleep out — {v.} 1. To sleep outdoors. * /The Scouts plan to sleep out next Saturday./ 2. To go home at night instead of sleeping at the place where you work. * /Mrs. Jones maid sleeps in, but her cook sleeps out./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sleep-out — /sleep owt /, adj. 1. live out. n. 2. a person who lives elsewhere than at the place of employment. 3. an act or instance of sleeping outdoors. [1910 15; adj., n. use of v. phrase sleep out] * * * …   Universalium

  • sleep-out — noun count 1. ) an occasion when you sleep outside 2. ) AUSTRALIAN a VERANDA (=open area with a floor and roof attached to a house) or small building near a house that has been made into a bedroom …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sleep out — verb work in a house where one does not live our cook lives out; he can easily commute from his home • Syn: ↑live out • Ant: ↑live in (for: ↑live out) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleep out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms sleep out : present tense I/you/we/they sleep out he/she/it sleeps out present participle sleeping out past tense slept out past participle slept out to sleep outside Most people who sleep out do it because… …   English dictionary

  • sleep-out — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: sleep out 1. Australia : a place for sleeping outdoors; especially : sleeping porch …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleep-out — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sleep out : singular sleep out plural sleep outs 1) mainly American an occasion when you sleep outside 2) Australian a veranda (= open area with a floor and roof joined to a house) or small building near a… …   English dictionary

  • sleep\ out — v 1. To sleep outdoors. The Scouts plan to sleep out next Saturday. 2. To go home at night instead of sleeping at the place where you work. Mrs. Jones maid sleeps in, but her cook sleeps out …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sleep-out — /ˈslip aʊt/ (say sleep owt) noun 1. a partially enclosed porch or verandah, used as sleeping quarters. 2. Especially Victoria a separate outbuilding used as sleeping quarters …   Australian English dictionary

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