verb (used with object), sleeved, sleev·ing.
Origin of sleeve
Examples from the Web for sleeve
Borrowing language from his father, Paul said he does not wear his religion “on my sleeve.”
Prince Harry has a reputation for wearing his heart on his sleeve.Harry's Heartbreaking Empathy For Orphaned Brazilian Children|Tom Sykes|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think with Jason, he really does wear his heart on his sleeve.‘True Blood’ Star Ryan Kwanten Looks Back on Jason Stackhouse’s Craziest Scenes|Kevin Fallon|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the gamma rays enter the sleeve, they interact with that photon gas, annihilating into electron-positron pairs.
On this trip, Rodman put his heart on his sleeve—and his foot in his mouth—and said he “loves” Kim.Ping-Pong Diplomacy Not An Option? Try Ding-Dong Diplomacy|Kevin Bleyer|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He felt a tug at his sleeve and heard the gruff voice of the cabby.The Web of the Golden Spider|Frederick Orin Bartlett
Sadie McKibben did see the movement his moving did make on my sleeve.The Story of Opal|Opal Whiteley
This fortnight past I have been laughing in my sleeve, thinking to myself, 'How happy they are going to be!'Father Goriot|Honore de Balzac
So he put a pin on his sleeve to remind him of it and to-night he brought me a whole lot of it.Village Life in America 1852-1872|Caroline Cowles Richards
For Louis wiped his beard on his sleeve and lay back hopelessly drunk.Lords of the North|A. C. Laut
British Dictionary definitions for sleeve
Word Origin for sleeve
Word Origin and History for sleeve
Old English sliefe (West Saxon), slefe (Mercian) "arm-covering part of a garment," probably literally "that into which the arm slips," from Proto-Germanic *slaubjon (cf. Middle Low German sloven "to dress carelessly," Old High German sloufen "to put on or off"). Related to Old English slefan, sliefan "to slip on (clothes)" and slupan "to slip, glide," from PIE root *sleubh- "to slide, slip."
Cf. slipper, Old English slefescoh "slipper," slip (n.) "woman's garment," and expression to slip into "to dress in"). Mechanical sense is attested from 1864. To have something up one's sleeve is recorded from c.1500 (large sleeves formerly doubled as pockets). Meaning "the English Channel" translates French La Manche.
Idioms and Phrases with sleeve
see card up one's sleeve; laugh up one's sleeve; roll up one's sleeves; wear one's heart on one's sleeve.