Phrasal Verbs for Sleep, Definition and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs for Sleep, Definition and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs

It is generally used with a verb, an adverb, or a preposition. An adverb or preposition added to the main verb changes the meaning of the actual verb, giving it a different meaning. Since it has a different meaning, it becomes an idiomatic verb. For example, if the preposition “up” is added to the verb “give”, we get the idiomatic verb “Give up” and it gains a new meaning regardless of the meaning of the two words that make it up.

Phrasal Verbs are divided into two as “separable” and “inseparable”.

Separable Phrasal Verbs

If a phrasal verb is separable, we can place the object between the main verb and the preposition or add it to the end of the phrasal verb phrase without separating it at all.

Inseparable Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verb type that cannot be placed in the middle of the phrasal verb phrase of the object of the sentence, therefore, must be used side by side and cannot be divided, is called “Inseparable phrasal verbs”. As an example, let’s use the phrasal verb “come across”, which is a combination of the words “come” and “across”, in a few sentences.

Doze off

Definition: Go to sleep, especially when you did not intend to

Example Sentence: I closed my eyes for a minute and must have dozed off.

Wake up

Definition: Stop sleeping, or make someone stop sleeping

Example Sentence: They often wake up at 7. am.

Drop off

Definition: Fall asleep easily, without intending to

Example Sentence: He kept dropping off at his desk.

Sleep over

Definition: Sleep at a friend’s house

Example Sentence: Our sister is having a sleep over for her friends tomorrow.

Sleep through

Definition: Cause liquid to evaporate completely boiling

Example Sentence: I can’t believe you slept through my recital, Dad!

Lie down

Definition: Rest on your back

Example Sentence: She lay down on the bedroom and soon fell asleep.