sleep off

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sleep off

informal
: to sleep until the effects of alcohol, medication, etc., are no longer felt
  • She was sleeping off the anesthesia.
  • He had too much to drink, and I'm letting him sleep it off.

Word by Word Definitions

sleep play
  1. : the natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the powers of the body are restored — compare REM sleep, slow-wave sleep

  2. : a state resembling sleep: such as

  3. : a state of torpid inactivity

  1. : to rest in a state of sleep

  2. : to be in a state (as of quiescence or death) resembling sleep

  3. : to have sexual relations

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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