sleep is part of the Basic English 850.
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sleep

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

Plain form
sleep

Third person singular
sleeps

Simple past
slept

Past participle
slept

Present participle
sleeping

 
This baby is sleeping
  1. (intransitive) If you sleep, you rest quietly with eyes shut, usually in bed for many hours at night.
    I need to sleep now because I'm tired.
  2. (informal) if you sleep with someone, you have sex with them.
    I haven't slept with my husband in like eight months

NounEdit

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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