sack out

verb
prepare for sleep
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I usually turn in at midnight

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He goes to bed at the crack of dawn

Syn:
Ant: ↑turn out (for: ↑turn in), ↑get up (for: ↑go to bed)
Hyponyms: ↑bed down, ↑bunk down
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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intransitive verb
slang : to go to sleep

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ˌsack ˈout [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they sack out he/she/it sacks out present participle sacking out past tense sacked out past participle sacked out] mainly american spoken phrasal verb
to go to sleep
Thesaurus: to sleep, or to go to sleepsynonym sleephyponym
Main entry: sack

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sack out [phrasal verb]
US informal : to lie down for sleep

I went upstairs to sack out.

He sacked out on the living room couch.

◇ A person who is sacked out is sleeping.

He was sacked out on the living room couch.

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Main Entry:sack

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ˌsack ˈout derived
(NAmE, informal) to go to sleep or to bed

We watched a DVD and sacked out on the couch.

Main entry:sackderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sack out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms sack out : present tense I/you/we/they sack out he/she/it sacks out present participle sacking out past tense sacked out past participle sacked out mainly American spoken to go to sleep …   English dictionary

  • sack out — in. to go to bed or go to sleep. (See also sacked out.) □ It’s time for me to sack out. □ Let’s sack out early tonight …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sack out — to go to sleep. You can bring your sleeping bags and sack out on the living room floor. Etymology: based on the similarity between a sack and a sleeping bag …   New idioms dictionary

  • sack out — sleep, catch some z s, crash    If you bring your sleeping bag, you can sack out on the floor …   English idioms

  • sack out — vb American to go to bed, (lie down and) sleep. A col loquialism based on the long established use of sack to mean bed. sack time n a. bed time. An armed forces and prison usage, carried over into civilian colloquialism. ► Lift that weight drag… …   Contemporary slang

  • sack out — N. Amer. informal go to sleep or bed. → sack …   English new terms dictionary

  • sack out — verb To fall asleep, usually from implied exhaustion. The kids sacked out in the back seat before we made it home …   Wiktionary

  • sack out — v To sleep. Peeby sacked out over at Frieda s last night. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • sack out — intransitive verb Etymology: 1sack Date: 1946 to go to bed ; go to sleep …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sack out — sleep, snooze (inf.). See repose …   English dictionary for students


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