sleep with

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sleep with (third-person singular simple present sleeps with, present participle sleeping with, simple past and past participle slept with)

  1. (idiomatic, euphemistic) To have sexual intercourse with.
    • 2001 June 24, "Country Rocks", Time:
      K.T. Oslin once made a living as a Broadway chorus girl, and when she turned to country in her mid-40s, it was to sing about such nonbucolic topics such as older women sleeping with younger men.
    • 2007 September 28, Graham Linehan, The IT Crows, Season 2, Episode 6:
      Roy: You remember the woman from last night? She seemed lovely, right?
      Moss: She was a delight.
      Roy: Yeah. We get outside, there's a group of tramps, two of whom she knows by name. She starts screaming at them, "You owe me money! You owe me money!" She thinks that the tramps owe her money. Next thing I know, it all kicks off. I'm running for my life. It was a horrible evening, a really horrible evening, and she's a really horrible woman.
      Moss: Right. But you slept with her?
      Roy: Yeah.
  2. (literally) To share a bed or bedroom with.
    My daughter has to sleep with her teddy bear or she gets scared.

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