Synonyms of sleep in English:


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1‘why don't you go and lie down and have a sleep?’

nap, doze, rest, siesta, drowse, catnap
beauty sleep
informal snooze, forty winks, a bit of shut-eye, power nap
British informal kip, zizz
child language bye-byes
literary slumber


1‘she slept for about an hour’

be asleep, doze, rest, take a siesta, nap, take a nap, catnap, drowse
sleep like a log, sleep like a top
informal snooze, snatch forty winks, get some shut-eye, be in the land of Nod
British informal kip, have a kip, get one's head down, zizz, get some zizz, doss, doss down
North American informal catch some Zs
literary slumber, be in the arms of Morpheus

wake up


    put something to sleep

    ‘the horse's condition deteriorated and he was put to sleep’

    put down, destroy, put out of its misery
    go to sleep

    ‘I went to sleep almost as soon as my head hit the pillow’

    fall asleep, get to sleep
    informal drop off, nod off, go off, drift off, crash out, go out like a light, flake out, conk out
    North American informal sack out, zone out