shuteye

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catch some shuteye

To sleep. Hey, it's late, we should probably try to catch some shuteye so we're not exhausted tomorrow. A: "Where's Sara?" B: "Catching some shuteye. I'm not supposed to wake her up for another half hour."
See also: catch, shuteye

get some shuteye

slang To sleep. Hey, it's late, we should probably try to get some shuteye so we're not exhausted tomorrow. A: "Where's Sara?" B: "Getting some shuteye. I'm not supposed to wake her up for another half hour."
See also: get, shuteye

shuteye

slang Sleep. (Usually qualified with words like "some," "a little," "a bit of," etc.) Hey, it's late. We should catch some shuteye so we're not exhausted tomorrow. Why don't you try to get a few hours of shuteye before we leave for the airport?
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The officer, 26, was out on an operation but, after finishing his inquiries, he seemed to settle down for a little shuteye as he waited for colleagues to arrive.
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