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  • EN [ sliːp]
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English definition

    Noun

  • 1. a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended;

    • "he didn't get enough sleep last night"
    • "calm as a child in dreamless slumber"
  • 2. a torpid state resembling sleep

  • 3. a period of time spent sleeping;

    • "he felt better after a little sleep"
    • "there wasn't time for a nap"
  • 4. euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb);

    • "she was laid to rest beside her husband"
    • "they had to put their family pet to sleep"

    Verb

  • 1. be asleep

  • 2. be able to accommodate for sleeping;

    • "This tent sleeps six people"

Example sentences

  • When I read this article, thoughts thronged my mind and I couldn't sleep.

  • I heard you talk in your sleep last night.

  • He passed on in his sleep.

  • A common superstition considered it bad luck to sleep in a room numbered 13.

  • You can't sleep out; anything might happen to you.

  • Nature seems to be wakened from a dead sleep.

  • I had a bad night; I went to bed early enough, but for some reason I couldn't get off to sleep.

  • This gas will put you to sleep during the operation.

  • The mother crooned her baby to sleep.

  • I think I'll go upstairs and have a sleep.

  • The convertible sofa means that the apartment can sleep four.

  • I'm sorry I'm so slow today, I didn't get much sleep last night.

  • You ought to lie in tomorrow and catch up on your sleep.

  • He lay in a drugged sleep.

  • The medicine will induce sleep.

  • Deep sleep came to him.

  • His mind was in such a turmoil that he couldn't get to sleep.

  • I yelled in my dream, which startled my roommate out of his sleep.

  • No one can do without sleep for very long.

  • I'm so tired that I could sleep for a week.

  • They have two maids who sleep in.

  • This medicine will ensure you a good night's sleep.

  • In his sleep he let the book fall out of his hand.

  • Her brain was befogged by lack of sleep.

  • a drug that disposes the patient towards sleep

  • Hush now and try to sleep.

  • Since 1991, parents have been advised not to put their infants down to sleep in the prone position.

  • He was nodding off to sleep in an armchair.

  • He awoke from his sleep in a cold sweat.

  • He mumbled some lame excuse about having gone to sleep.

    The tortoise wins the race while the hare is sleeping.

    兔子正睡觉时,乌龟赢得了比赛.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    Sleep — during this interval is out of the question.

    要在这样的间歇里睡觉是不可能的.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    You'd better not interrupt him. He is sleeping.

    你最好别打扰他, 他在睡觉.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    I've tried a hot drink at bedtime and counting sheep, but I just can't seem to get to sleep these days.

    我已试过在睡觉前喝些热饮料和心里计数的方法, 但目前我似乎就是睡不着.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    He likes to sleep with his knees drawn up.

    他喜欢蜷伏着睡觉.

    ——《现代汉英综合大词典》

    A common superstition considered it bad luck to sleep in a room numbered 13.

    (西方)一种普遍的迷信认为在13号房间睡觉是不吉利的.

    ——《现代英汉综合大词典》

    When I last looked in the bedroom, he was still sleeping away.

    我最后一次进卧室去看时, 他还在睡觉.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    They still slept with the lights on, a leftover from more dangerous times.

    他们仍旧开着灯睡觉, 那是危险时期留下来的习惯.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    He is tired, he sleeps like a log.

    他累了, 睡觉很沉.

    ——《现代汉英综合大词典》

    Bats sleep in the daytime and come out to hunt for food at night.

    蝙蝠白天睡觉,而夜间出来觅食.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    We surprised the enemy while they were sleeping.

    我们在敌人睡觉时奇袭他们.

    ——《现代英汉综合大词典》

    He's still sleeping off yesterday's hangover.

    他还在睡觉消除昨天的宿醉呢.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    Do not fasten all the windows up while you sleep.

    睡觉时不要将所有的窗户都关紧.

    ——《现代汉英综合大词典》

    No one can do without sleep for very long.

    谁也不能很久不睡觉.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    They leave off quarreling to sleep.

    他们停止了争吵,然后就去睡觉了.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    Do you sleep on your back or your front?

    你睡觉是仰着还是趴着?

    ——《牛津高阶英汉双解词典》

    a drug that disposes the patient towards sleep

    使病人想睡觉的药

    ——《牛津高阶英汉双解词典》

    We are trying to get the baby into a routine for feeding and sleeping.

    我们试着让婴儿按时进食和睡觉。

    ——《牛津高阶英汉双解词典》

    Since 1991, parents have been advised not to put their infants down to sleep in the prone position.

    自1991年以来就一直建议父母不要让婴儿趴着睡觉。

    ——柯林斯例句

    On the top floor we have sleeping quarters for women and children.

    我们在顶楼有供女人和孩子睡觉的地方。

    ——柯林斯例句

    She tried to sleep, but thoughts crowded in and images flashed into her mind.

    她想睡觉,但头脑中想法不断涌现,画面一一闪现。

    ——柯林斯例句

    Hardly anyone slept that night.

    那天晚上几乎没人睡觉。

    ——柯林斯例句

    It's a good idea to spend the first night of your holiday sleeping off the jet lag.

    把假期的第一个晚上用来睡觉倒时差是个不错的主意。

    ——柯林斯例句

    The squad members paired off to find places to eat and sleep.

    小组成员结对儿找地方吃饭睡觉。

    ——柯林斯例句

    I would sooner give up sleep than miss my evening class.

    我宁可不睡觉,也不愿错过晚上的课。

    ——柯林斯例句

    Be quiet and go to sleep.

    别出声,睡觉吧。

    ——柯林斯例句

    Neither of them felt like going back to sleep.

    他俩都不想回去睡觉。

    ——柯林斯例句

    I'm a very light sleeper and I can hardly get any sleep at all.

    我睡觉很轻,几乎就没睡着。

    ——柯林斯例句

    I looked in on Louisa. She was sleeping.

    我顺道去看了一下路易莎。她当时在睡觉。

    ——柯林斯例句

    We had given him a large foam mattress to sleep on.

    我们给了他一张大海绵床垫用来睡觉。

    ——柯林斯例句

    Dermatologists have long known that inactive hair follicles aren't dead; they're just sleeping.

    皮肤病专家们早就发现那些不活跃的毛囊并非真正死掉, 它们不过是处于睡眠状态而已.

    ——期刊摘选

    Human bones in a up state, and just sleep to up.

    人的筋骨处于蜷缩状态, 而刚从睡眠状态中醒来.

    ——期刊摘选

    After investigation they learned that the brain wave, which was a side of the brain will sleep.

    经调查它们的脑电波得知, 它们某一边的脑部会呈睡眠状态.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    We're now putting the operating system into a sleep state even between keystrokes.

    我们现在使操作系统在按键间隙时处于睡眠状态.

    ——期刊摘选

    This gas will put you to sleep during the operation.

    这种气体将使你在手术中处于睡眠状态.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    How can partners be sure that their unconscious Cupid is actually sleeping?

    伴侣们怎么知道他们的配偶是否真的处于睡眠状态?

    ——期刊摘选

    We also did dynamic fiberoptic pharyngoscopy examination during sleep in 8 patients in another night.

    另外对其中的8例患者在睡眠状态下进行了纤维鼻咽喉镜检查.

    ——期刊摘选

    Set password when app goes to sleep.

    设置密码时,应用程序进入睡眠状态.

    ——期刊摘选

    Scientists have discovered remarkable new evidence showing how the body rebuilds itself while we sleep.

    科学家们已经发现了令人瞩目的新证据,说明了人体在睡眠状态下是如何自我修复的。

    ——柯林斯例句

    It was 28 specifically observed that the left side of the brain was more active during deep sleep.

    人们(28) 特别观察到,在深度睡眠状态中左脑更加活跃。

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    Sound sleep presupposes a mind at ease.

    充足睡眠需以心情轻松为先决条件.

    ——《现代英汉综合大词典》

    He passed on in his sleep.

    他在睡眠中死去.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    Lack of sleep had fogged her mind.

    缺乏睡眠使她头昏脑胀.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    The old man has nothing to do and always sleeps away his time.

    那老人无所事事,以睡眠虚度光阴.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    After investigation they learned that the brain wave, which was a side of the brain will sleep.

    经调查它们的脑电波得知, 它们某一边的脑部会呈睡眠状态.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    My head belled with the lack of sleep.

    我的头因睡眠不足而嗡嗡作响.

    ——《现代英汉综合大词典》

    This gas will put you to sleep during the operation.

    这种气体将使你在手术中处于睡眠状态.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    Good health depends upon good food, exercise, and getting enough sleep.

    健康依赖于良好的食物 、 运动和充足的睡眠.

    ——《现代汉英综合大词典》

    Loss of sleep disclines one for work.

    睡眠不足使人不愿工作.

    ——《现代汉英综合大词典》

    The noise violated my sleep.

    噪音妨碍了我的睡眠.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    Sleep is necessary to health.

    睡眠对健康是必要的.

    ——《现代英汉综合大词典》

    I am ill from want of sleep.

    我因睡眠不足而生病.

    ——《现代汉英综合大词典》

    They zoned the house into sleeping and living areas.

    他们把房子分成睡眠和起居的地方.

    ——《现代英汉综合大词典》

    A somnambulist can happily combine sleep and exercise.

    梦游者能把睡眠和运动巧妙地结合在一起.

    ——《现代汉英综合大词典》

    Sleep deprivation can cause stress, loss of appetite and lethargy.

    睡眠不足会导致紧张 、 没有胃口和懒散.

    ——《简明英汉词典》

    He is so constituted that he needs very little sleep.

    他的身体素质好,只需短时间睡眠.

    ——《现代英汉综合大词典》

    Sleep has often been thought of as being in some way analogous to death.

    人们常常认为睡眠在某种意义上来说类似死亡。

    ——《牛津高阶英汉双解词典》

    Her brain was befogged by lack of sleep.

    她因缺乏睡眠而头脑昏沉。

    ——《牛津高阶英汉双解词典》

    She had bleary red eyes from lack of sleep.

    她由于缺乏睡眠而双眼昏花,布满血丝。

    ——《牛津高阶英汉双解词典》

    The need for sleep varies considerably from person to person.

    不同的人对睡眠的需要差异相当大。

    ——《牛津高阶英汉双解词典》

    He gets ratty if he doesn't get enough sleep.

    他要是睡眠不足动不动就发脾气。

    ——《牛津高阶英汉双解词典》

    Scientists have discovered remarkable new evidence showing how the body rebuilds itself while we sleep.

    科学家们已经发现了令人瞩目的新证据,说明了人体在睡眠状态下是如何自我修复的。

    ——柯林斯例句

    A small dram of whisky may be prescribed by doctors for those over 60 to help them sleep. It is vital though to emphasize that "small" is the operative word.

    医生可以建议60岁以上的老人少量地喝点威士忌以改善睡眠,然而至关重要的是必须强调“少量”这个关键词。

    ——柯林斯例句

    The Professor said that deep sleep allowed suppressed anxieties to surface.

    教授说深度睡眠可以使压抑的焦虑情绪得以释放。

    ——柯林斯例句

    Millions more suffer from serious sleep deprivation caused by long work hours.

    另外还有数百万人因工作时间过长而睡眠严重不足。

    ——柯林斯例句

    Wakeful babies will often continue to need little sleep as they grow older.

    通常睡眠轻的婴儿长大后仍然只需要较少的睡眠。

    ——柯林斯例句

    To further confuse the issue, there is an enormous variation in the amount of sleep people feel happy with.

    使问题进一步复杂化的是,每个人需要的睡眠时间千差万别。

    ——柯林斯例句

    About two in every five epileptic fits occur during sleep.

    每5例癫痫病中约有两例是在睡眠过程中发作的。

    ——柯林斯例句

    As time goes by, sleeping becomes less of a problem.

    随着时间的推移,睡眠逐渐不再成为问题。

    ——柯林斯例句

    If your child is really sick and needs sleep and quiet, let him be.

    如果孩子真的病了,需要睡眠和静养的话,就不要去打扰他。

    ——柯林斯例句

Phrase collocation

  • one could do something in one's sleep

    (informal)one regards something as so easy that it will require no effort or conscious thought to accomplish

    • she knew the music perfectly, could sing it in her sleep.

  • get to sleep

    manage to fall asleep

  • go to sleep

    fall asleep

  • let sleeping dogs lie

    (proverb)avoid interfering in a situation that is currently causing no problems but may well do so as a result of such interference

  • lose sleep

  • put someone to sleep

    make someone unconscious by using drugs, alcohol, or an anaesthetic

  • put something to sleep

    kill an animal, especially an old or badly injured one, painlessly (used euphemistically)

  • sleep easy

  • sleep like a log (或 top)

    sleep very soundly

  • sleep on it

    (informal)delay making a decision on something until the following day so as to have more time to consider it

  • the sleep of the just

    a deep, untroubled sleep

  • sleep rough

  • sleep tight

    [usu. in imperative]sleep well (said to someone when parting from them at night)

  • sleep with one eye open

    sleep very lightly, aware of what is happening around one

Synonym discrimination

  • sleep, doze, nap, slumber

Antonym