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Going to bed, getting up and staying in bed - thesaurus

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an old word meaning ‘in bed

an early/late night

an occasion when you go to bed earlier/later than usual

an early/late riser

someone who usually gets out of bed early/late

an early start

an occasion when you start something early in the morning



literary to get up from bed, or to stand up

be up with the lark

to be awake and out of your bed very early in the morning

early bird


informal someone who gets up early in the morning

get up

to get out of bed after sleeping

hit the sack/hay

to go to bed

keep regular/late etc hours

to perform the same activities every day at regular/late etc times, especially going to bed and getting out of bed

keep up

to prevent someone from going to bed

lay up

to make someone stay in bed as a result of being ill or injured

lie in

to stay in bed in the morning for longer than usual



British a time when you stay in bed longer than usual in the morning

peg out

informal to fall down or have to go to bed because you are so tired



mainly literary to go to bed at the end of the day in order to sleep



formal to get out of bed in the morning

sit up

British to go to bed later than usual

stay up

to not go to bed



Britishhumorous to get out of bed, especially after sleeping for a long time

take to

old-fashioned to go to a place, especially your bed

turn in

informal old-fashioned to go to bed at night

wait up

to not go to sleep until someone comes home



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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