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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theysleep away
he/she/itsleeps away
present participlesleeping away
past tenseslept away
past participleslept away
  1. 1
    to sleep in order to stop thinking or worrying about something, or to stop feeling something

    She just wanted to sleep her troubles away.

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  2. 2
    to spend a period of time in sleeping

    At weekends, I sometimes sleep away half the morning.

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