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sleep over

1. To sleep in another person's house as their guest. My son is sleeping over at his friend's house tonight. It's getting late, so why don't you both sleep over in our spare room?
2. By extension, to spend the night in someone's bed, with the implication of having sex with them. Are you sure you're ready for him to sleep over? You've only been going out for a couple weeks. Even when I was in my mid-20s, my parents still didn't allow my girlfriend to sleep over.
See also: over, sleep

sleep over (with someone) (some place)

to spend the night sleeping at someone else's home. (Typically said by teenagers or younger children who spend the night with a friend.) Mom, can I sleep over with Tony? Can I sleep over at Tony's house?
See also: over, sleep

sleep over

Spend the night as a guest in another's home, as in Karen's friend Wilma is going to sleep over tonight. [Second half of 1800s]
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sleep over

v.
To spend the night as a guest in another's home: A friend from out of town slept over last night. You can sleep over on the couch if you're too tired to drive home.
See also: over, sleep
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We have sleep overs, shopping trips, Cinema and Birthday Parties etc.
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The girls themselves have to try and think of ways to raise money, such as sleep overs and other things.
Send your tokens to: 2 Kineton Road Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B73 5DN 184th 1st Kingshurst Scout Group David Thurgood We are trying to raise money to have a full kitchen fitted, enabling us to cater for sleep overs, run cooking badges, and cater for further activities.
My kids love the TV room with the plasma screen and built in surround sound - great for all the sleep overs.
Great for sleep overs and it beats sleeping on the sofa.