sleep out

sleep out
verb
work in a house where one does not live
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our cook lives out; he can easily commute from his home

Syn: ↑live out
Ant: ↑live in (for: ↑live out)
Hypernyms: ↑commute
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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intransitive verb
1. : to sleep outdoors
2. : to go home at night from one's place of employment

a cook who sleeps out

3. : to sleep away from home

you can't sleep out … simply anything might happen to you — Edith Sitwell

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sleep out
1. To sleep outdoors overnight (sleepˈout noun)
2. To sleep away from one's place of work
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Main Entry:sleep

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ˌsleep ˈout [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they sleep out he/she/it sleeps out present participle sleeping out past tense slept out past participle slept out] phrasal verb
to sleep outside

Most people who sleep out do it because they are homeless.

Thesaurus: to sleep, or to go to sleepsynonym sleephyponym
Main entry: sleep

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sleep outdoors

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sleep out — {v.} 1. To sleep outdoors. * /The Scouts plan to sleep out next Saturday./ 2. To go home at night instead of sleeping at the place where you work. * /Mrs. Jones maid sleeps in, but her cook sleeps out./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sleep out — {v.} 1. To sleep outdoors. * /The Scouts plan to sleep out next Saturday./ 2. To go home at night instead of sleeping at the place where you work. * /Mrs. Jones maid sleeps in, but her cook sleeps out./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sleep-out — /sleep owt /, adj. 1. live out. n. 2. a person who lives elsewhere than at the place of employment. 3. an act or instance of sleeping outdoors. [1910 15; adj., n. use of v. phrase sleep out] * * * …   Universalium

  • sleep-out — noun count 1. ) an occasion when you sleep outside 2. ) AUSTRALIAN a VERANDA (=open area with a floor and roof attached to a house) or small building near a house that has been made into a bedroom …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sleep out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms sleep out : present tense I/you/we/they sleep out he/she/it sleeps out present participle sleeping out past tense slept out past participle slept out to sleep outside Most people who sleep out do it because… …   English dictionary

  • sleep-out — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: sleep out 1. Australia : a place for sleeping outdoors; especially : sleeping porch …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleep-out — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sleep out : singular sleep out plural sleep outs 1) mainly American an occasion when you sleep outside 2) Australian a veranda (= open area with a floor and roof joined to a house) or small building near a… …   English dictionary

  • sleep\ out — v 1. To sleep outdoors. The Scouts plan to sleep out next Saturday. 2. To go home at night instead of sleeping at the place where you work. Mrs. Jones maid sleeps in, but her cook sleeps out …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sleep out — intransitive verb Date: 1818 to sleep outdoors …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sleep-out — /ˈslip aʊt/ (say sleep owt) noun 1. a partially enclosed porch or verandah, used as sleeping quarters. 2. Especially Victoria a separate outbuilding used as sleeping quarters …  

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