sleep

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sleep is part of the Basic English 850.
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sleep is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
sleep

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
sleep

Third person singular
sleeps

Simple past
slept

Past participle
slept

Present participle
sleeping

This baby is sleeping
  1. (intransitive) What people do when they rest quietly with eyes shut, usually in bed for many hours at night.
    I need to sleep now because I'm tired.

Noun[change]

Singular
sleep

Plural
sleeps

  1. (countable & uncountable) Sleep is the activity or time of resting quietly with eyes shut, usually in bed for many hours at night.

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