This lesson will help you define sleep, nap, lie-in, snooze, dream, nightmare, drop off, nod off, drowsy and forty winks.
(a) sleep noun a natural state in which your body and mind rests, especially for several hours at night
- I was dancing until 4. Now I need to sleep.
(a) nap noun a short sleep during the day
- If I sleep badly at night then I will have a nap in the afternoon.
(a) lie-in noun to stay in bed longer than you usually do in the morning
- Sunday, no work, lie-in, hurrah!
(a) snooze noun a short, light sleep during the day
- I often have a snooze after lunch on Sundays.
(a) dream noun nice events or images that happen in your head when you are sleeping
- Last night I had a wonderful dream – Liverpool beat United in the final.
(a) nightmare noun bad events or images that happen in your head when you are sleeping
- Last night I had a nightmare – United beat Liverpool in the final.
drop off phrasal verb to start to sleep
- I was just dropping off when I heard a knock at the door.
nod off phrasal verb to go to sleep when you do not plan to
- While I was reading on the sofa I nodded off.
drowsy adjective the feeling that you want to sleep
- Reading always makes me feel drowsy, so I do it every evening.
(–) forty winks plural noun a short sleep during the day
- I am so tired. I think that I will grab forty winks.
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