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sleeps

noun
plural of sleep

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities
  • regretfully put their terminally ill dog to sleep

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sleeps

verb
present tense third-person singular of sleep

Synonyms & Antonyms of sleeps (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be in a state of sleep
  • the baby slept for the entire length of the car trip
  • found the night watchman sleeping at his post

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2 to engage in sexual intercourse
  • if I don't read the tabloids, how will I know who is sleeping with whom this week?

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“Sleeps.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sleeps. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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