- To sleep very deeply.
- to make (someone) weary and bored to, or as if to, the point of inducing sleep
- to put (a pet) to death in a humane manner
- to have promiscuous sexual relations
- to spend in sleeping; sleep during
- to get rid of by sleeping
- to sleep at the place where one is employed as a household servant
- to sleep much later into the morning than one usually does
Other Word Forms of Sleep
Origin of Sleep
From Middle English slepen, from Old English slÇ£pan (“to sleep"), from Proto-Germanic *slÄ“panÄ… (“to sleep"), from Proto-Indo-European *slab-, *slap-, *(s)lÁb- (“to hang loose, be limp"). Cognate with West Frisian sliepe (“to sleep"), North Frisian sliepen (“to sleep"), Low German slapen (“sleep"), Dutch slapen (“to sleep"), German schlafen (“to sleep"), Russian слабый (slábyj, “weak").
From Middle English sleep, sleepe, from Old English slÇ£p (“sleep"), from Proto-Germanic *slÄ“paz (“sleep"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)lāb- (“to hang loosely, be limp, be languid"). Cognate with West Frisian sliep (“sleep"), Saterland Frisian släipe (“sleep"), Low German Slaap (“sleep"), Dutch slaap (“sleep"), German Schlaf (“sleep"), Russian слабый (slábyj, “weak").
Middle English slepe from Old English slǣp slēb- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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