sleepwalk

[ sleep-wawk ]
/ ˈslipˌwɔk /

verb (used without object)

to engage in sleepwalking.

noun

an act of sleepwalking; somnambulation.

Nearby words

  1. sleeping sickness,
  2. sleepless,
  3. sleeplessly,
  4. sleepover,
  5. sleepshirt,
  6. sleepwalking,
  7. sleepwear,
  8. sleepy,
  9. sleepy hollow chair,
  10. sleepyhead

Origin of sleepwalk

First recorded in 1920–25; back formation from sleepwalking

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British Dictionary definitions for sleepwalk

sleepwalk

/ (ˈsliːpˌwɔːk) /

verb

(intr) to walk while asleepSee also somnambulism
Derived Formssleepwalker, nounsleepwalking, noun, adjective

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