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dormir / to sleep
 
dormir  
A. -intransitive verb
1. (=descansar)   to sleep
·no hagas ruido, que está durmiendo
·don't make a noise, he'noun asleep
·nounólo ha dormido cinco horas
·she has only had five hours' sleep,   she has only slept (for) five hours
·se fueron a dormir temprano
·they went to bed early
·¡ahora, todos a dormir!
·come on, off to bed all of you o off to bed with you all
·la masculineúsica no me dejaba dormir
·the music kept me awake
·es de poco dormir
·he doesn't need much sleep
a. dormir [con] somebody, someone   also euphemism   to sleep with somebody
b. dormir de un [tirónoun] =   to sleep right through (the night)
·he dormido diez horas de un tirónoun
·I've slept ten hours right through
c. dormir como un bendito o un santo   to sleep like a baby
d. dormir como un lirónoun o un tronco
e. dormir a pierna suelta   to sleep like a log
saco    
2. (=pasar la noche)   to spend the night,   stay the night
·dormimos en una pensiónoun
·we spent o stayed the night in a guesthouse
·llevo una semana sin dormir en casa
·I haven't slept at home for a week
a. dormir al [raso] =   to sleep out in the open,   sleep rough
3. (=estar olvidado)   to lie idle
·mi solicitud ha estado durmiendo en el fondo de un cajónoun
·my application has been lying idle at the bottom of a drawer
·no deje dormir a sus ahorros
·don't let your savings lie idle
B. -transitive verb
1. (=adormecer)
[+niño]   to get (off) to sleep
[+adulto]   (por aburrimiento)   to send to sleep   (con anestesia)   to put to sleep
·no podía dormirlo
·I couldn't get him off to sleep
·ese programa me duerme
·that programme sends me to sleep
2. dormir la [siesta] =   to have a nap,   have a siesta
b. dormir el sueño de los justos   to sleep the sleep of the just
c. dormirla   *
d. dormir la mona   *   to sleep it off *
3. euphemism
(=matar)   to put to sleep
C.   -pronominal verb
1. [persona]
1.1. (=quedarse dormido)   to fall asleep,   go to sleep
·no te duermas
·don't fall asleep,   don't go to sleep
·se me durmió en los brazos
·she fell asleep o went to sleep in my arms
·¡duérmete!
·go to sleep!
1.2. (=despertarse tarde)   to oversleep
·no llegué a la hora porque me dormí
·I didn't arrive on time because I overslept
2. [brazo, pierna]   to go to sleep
·se me ha dormido la mano
·my leg has gone to sleep
3. *
(=descuidarse)
·si te duermes, te quedaránoun sin trabajo
·if you don't stay on your toes, you'll lose your job
·duérmete y no conseguiránoun nada
·if you waste time like this, you won't get anywhere
·no te duermas, respóndeme
·wake up, give me an answer
a. dormirse en los laureles   to rest on one'noun laurels
 
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