Learn useful phrasal verbs related to sleep.
Phrasal Verbs Related to SLEEP
List of Common SLEEP phrasal verbs with meaning and examples in English
1. wake up – stop sleeping, or make someone stop sleeping
E.g: James usually wakes up early.
2. get up – get out of your bed after sleeping, or make someone get out of their bed
E.g: We didn’t get up until lunchtime.
3. lie down – rest on your back
E.g: Towards evening she grew tired, and went to her room for a lie down.
4. sleep in – let yourself sleep later than usual in the morning
E.g: We usually sleep in on Sunday mornings.
5. drop off – begin to sleep
E.g: She kept dropping off at her desk.
6. sleep over – sleep at someone’s house for a night – used especially by children
E.g: Is it okay if I sleep over at Sam’s house tomorrow night?
7. lie in – remain in bed in the morning for longer than usual
E.g: The family had a lie-in on Saturdays.
8. stay up – not go to bed at the time you would normally go to bed
E.g: We stayed up all night talking.
9. go off – go to sleep
E.g: I’d just gone off to sleep when the phone rang.
10. doze off – go to sleep, especially when you did not intend to
E.g: Sorry, I must have dozed off for a few minutes.
11. nod off – begin to sleep, usually when you do not intend to and are sitting somewhere
E.g: I missed the movie because I kept nodding off.
12. sleep through
– sleep while something is happening and not be woken by it
E.g: How did you manage to sleep through that thunderstorm?
– sleep continuously for a long time
E.g: I slept right through till lunchtime.
13. sleep (something) off – sleep until you do not feel ill anymore, especially after drinking too much alcohol
E.g: He went to his room to sleep it off.
14. sleep on it – delay making a decision until the following day
E.g: Sleep on it and we’ll talk tomorrow, okay?