sleepwalk

verb sleep·walk \ ˈslēp-ˌwȯk \

Definition of sleepwalk

intransitive verb
1 : to walk while or as if while asleep
2 : to proceed in a passive often lethargic manner
  • sleepwalked through the workday

sleepwalk

noun

sleepwalker

play \ˈslēp-ˌwȯ-kər\ noun

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First Known Use of sleepwalk

1842


SLEEPWALK Defined for English Language Learners

sleepwalk

verb

Definition of sleepwalk for English Language Learners

  • : to walk around while you are asleep


SLEEPWALK Defined for Kids

sleepwalk

verb sleep·walk \ ˈslēp-ˌwȯk \

Definition of sleepwalk for Students

sleepwalked; sleepwalking
: to walk about while asleep

sleepwalker

\-ˌwȯ-kər\ noun


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