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  1. sleep

    • IPA[slēp]

    美式

    • n.
      a condition of body and mind that typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the eyes are closed, the postural muscles relaxed, the activity of the brain altered, and consciousness of the surroundings practically suspended;a state compared to or resembling sleep, such as death or complete silence or stillness
    • v.
      be in a state of sleep; be asleep;fail to be woken by
    • verb: sleep, 3rd person present: sleeps, gerund or present participle: sleeping, past tense: slept, past participle: slept

    • noun: sleep

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. a condition of body and mind that typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the eyes are closed, the postural muscles relaxed, the activity of the brain altered, and consciousness of the surroundings practically suspended I was on the verge of sleep he talked in his sleep
    • literary a state compared to or resembling sleep, such as death or complete silence or stillness a photograph of the poet in his last sleep
    • 2. a gummy or gritty secretion found in the corners of the eyes after sleep she sat up, rubbing the sleep from her eyes

    動詞

    • 1. be in a state of sleep; be asleep she slept for half an hour
    • fail to be woken by he was so tired he slept through the alarm
    • be inactive or dormant Copenhagen likes to be known as the city that never sleeps
    • literary be at peace in death; lie buried he sleeps beneath the silver birches
    • 2. provide (a specified number of people) with beds, rooms, or places to stay the night studios sleeping two people cost $70 a night