sleep with (one)

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sleep with (one)

euphemism To have sex with one. Are you sure you're ready to sleep with her? You've only been going out for a couple weeks. I don't plan on sleeping with anyone until I'm married.
See also: sleep

sleep with someone

 
1. to share a bed with someone. Do I have to sleep with my little brother? Many little boys have to sleep with their brothers.
2. Euph. to copulate with someone. oI hear Sam's sleeping with Sally now. Whom did you say he slept with?
See also: sleep

sleep with

Be sexually intimate with, as in The playwright had made several attempts to sleep with the maid. The related phrase sleep together means "have sexual relations," as in We wondered if they were sleeping together but didn't dare to ask them. The verb sleep has been associated with sex since the 10th century. Sleep with dates from the 1300s sleep together was first recorded a century later.
See also: sleep

sleep with

v.
1. To be with something or someone while sleeping: Small children often like to sleep with a stuffed animal.
2. To have sexual relations with someone: My doctor asked me whether I'd ever slept with anyone.
See also: sleep
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All patients had a history of disturbed sleep that was characterized by heavy snoring, recurrent episodes of apnea, and sleeping with the mouth open.
Finally, for an older infant, cribs provided safeguards from falling or wandering around; previously, many toddlers had graduated from cradle to sleeping with an older sibling whose presence has offered the necessary protection.
Sleeping with siblings was less feasible when there were fewer siblings around; it was increasingly unlikely to have a same-sex sibling available, thanks to heightened birth control.
A number of studies point to the importance of sleeping with siblings in nineteenth-century reactions and of the corresponding results of new sleeping patterns around 1900; see E.
While a new study gives that infrequent practice the nod, the researchers warn that tots who get in the habit of sleeping with their parents may suffer chronic sleep problems.