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sleep out

To sleep somewhere other than one's home, especially in the outdoors. My brother and I loved setting up our tent in the field behind our house so we could sleep out during the summer months.
See also: out, sleep

sleep out

to sleep outside or away from one's home. Can I sleep out tonight? Didn't you sleep out last night?
See also: out, sleep

sleep out

1. Sleep at home, as opposed to one's place of employment, as in We have a full-time nurse for her, but she sleeps out. [Mid-1800s]
2. Sleep away from one's own home, as in She's not here; she's sleeping out.
See also: out, sleep

sleep out

v.
1. To sleep away from one's home: I will be sleeping out tonight, so don't wait up.
2. To sleep at one's own home, not at one's place of employment: The maid sleeps out Mondays, so we'll have the house to ourselves.
See also: out, sleep
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Organisers also held another event, the CEO Sleep Out, which saw business chiefs take part at the Riverside Stadium in March.
Mark Amyes, director of Jaffabox, said: "The Big Sleep Out captures the imagination of everyone who takes part including my staff.
"Last year, a very sporting group of 80-plus intrepid people took part in our first, and highly successful, Corporate Sleep Out; this event raised over pounds 28,000 for our work with homeless young people and those in danger of becoming homeless."
Steve Rainbow, St Basils fundraising officer responsible for the Sleep Out, said: "One in 20 young people in the Midlands are at risk of becoming homeless.
Steve Rainbow, St Basil's fund-raiser for the event, said: "We are really pleased that Waitrose has decided to continue its support of the annual Sleep Out.
The charity's annual Sleep Out, which has been running for the last 18 years, was the largest yet with record numbers of people signing up to take part in one of the regions biggest fundraising events of the year.
The charity is staging a "Sleep Out" on that date when people will be sponsored to sleep rough.
TV and radio presenter Gail Porter (left), a new ambassador of St Basils, intends to join the hundreds of people preparing for the annual sleep out.
So far more than 850 people have signed up for St Basil's Sleep Out event on November 30, but the charity for the homeless wants to beat last year's total of pounds 40,000.
James, who works as a practice manager at Thornhill Dental, listed the "amazing things" achieved at the club including: | Holiday trips for underprivileged children; | Serving over 1m breakfasts in local schools; | Ten successful Pedal for Pounds events; | Raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance; | Two Big Sleep Outs to raise money for homeless charities; | Helping to make football affordable for the local community.