sleep away - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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
  2. 2
    to spend a period of time in sleeping

    At weekends, I sometimes sleep away half the morning.

See also main entry: sleep