sleep off

Definition of sleep off

informal

  1. :  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

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

    :  a state resembling sleep: such as

    :  a state of torpid inactivity

  1. :  to rest in a state of sleep

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

    :  to be slumbering in

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

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

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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