to sleep


: until one/someone falls asleep
The baby cried himself to sleep. I rocked the baby to sleep.

Examples of to sleep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use it for feedings, rocking little ones to sleep, or just kicking back while your baby snoozes. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 22 Sep. 2023 Imagine sweeping past scenic coves and inlets of the Atlantic Ocean at sunrise on your way from New York to Providence, Rhode Island ($15), or drifting off to sleep in Boston and waking up to the bright lights of Manhattan four hours later ($20). Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Sep. 2023 The beer, sold in 1-liter plastic bottles, has become known for being cheap and strong enough to put people to sleep after one bottle, the bartender said. Barbara Debout, Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2023 Parents may rest easier, too, knowing a student is set up to sleep well. Lisa Lombardi,, 15 Sep. 2023 When the lights dim, your body starts producing melatonin, a chemical that puts you straight to sleep. Abby Wilson, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Sep. 2023 Many in Marrakech were forced to sleep outside in the streets, with damage to homes and many historic sites in the city. NBC News, 10 Sep. 2023 Advertisement Many migrants will probably be left to sleep outdoors, though volunteers are trying to help. Kate Morrissey, Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2023 Dog kept escaping shelter to sleep in nursing home. Cathy Free, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 See More

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“To sleep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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