30 day challenge! I challenge you to learn 30 phrasal verbs in 30 days: increase your vocabulary. Today we will learn phrasal verbs with SLEEP: sleep in, sleep away, sleep off, sleep on, sleep over, sleep through, sleep around, sleep with.
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This is the Rachel’s English 30-Day Challenge! Learn 30 phrasal verbs in 30 days! Jumpstart your vocabulary in 2017. Today is Day 23 and we’re studying phrasal verbs with “sleep”.
As the mother of a baby, I can say I love and treasure sleep so much more than I ever have before. So I had to include phrasal verbs with sleep.
If you sleep in, that means you wake up late. You don’t set an alarm, you get to sleep longer. I’m going to sleep in on Saturday. It’s going to be so great!
Sleep away: we use this to mean to waste time sleeping. You can’t just sleep the morning away. Or, don’t just sleep the whole day away. Or, I’m going to sleep the whole day away. I’m so tired.
We use the term to sleep something off to sleep while drugs or alcohol have the chance to leave your system, for your body to process them. He showed up drunk so I told him to go home and sleep it off.
To sleep on means to wait to make a decision until the next day. Have you ever woken up and felt like you knew the answer to something? I have to decide what college to go to. I’m going to sleep on it and make a final decision tomorrow.
To sleep over means to spend the night at someone else’s house. Mom, can Jane sleep over?
If you sleep through something, that means it didn’t wake you up. I slept right through the New Year’s Eve fireworks.
To sleep around means to have sex with lots of different people. For some reason, it’s okay for men to sleep around but not women.
Sleep with and sleep together can also mean to have sex. Do you think Kim and her assistant are sleeping together? Or I didn’t sleep with him. But it can also just mean to share a bed, nothing sexual. There aren’t enough beds in the vacation house, so the two youngest kids have to sleep together. And sleep with is the same way. It doesn’t have to be sexual. She still sleeps with a teddy bear.
Sleep begins with the SL consonant cluster. Teeth are together for the S, then the tongue tip goes to the roof of the mouth. Sllllleep. Then the tongue tip comes back down and the front of the tongue arches towards the roof of the mouth for the EE vowel. Slee-, Slee-. And finally, the P. The lips come together and gently part. Sleep.
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