sleep out


slept out; sleeping out; sleeps out

intransitive verb

: to sleep outdoors

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ultimately, Cabot’s hope for participants who attend the sleep out event is to have the desire to do their part to help individuals experiencing homelessness, especially those who attend for the first time. Deidre Montague, Hartford Courant, 3 Nov. 2022 While many scientists became interested in cetacean sleep out of sheer curiosity, the research does have practical implications for humans too. Darren Incorvaia, Discover Magazine, 5 Oct. 2022 The rest of us are wiping sleep out of our eyes and glugging the brown stuff, no matter the day. Dallas News, 28 Sep. 2022 Her group will not only be doing the sleep out, but collecting items for homeless shelters throughout the area, Lewis said. David Sharos,, 28 Oct. 2021 On the other hand, having a solid plan, with concrete tasks and goals, can be a motivating factor to push through the natural resistance, rub the sleep out of your eyes, and get to work when no one is forcing you to. Mark Antonio Wright, National Review, 8 May 2021 There are countless studies and tips that actually help improve quality of sleep out there. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sleep out was in 1818

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Cite this Entry

“Sleep out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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