sleepwalk

[sleep-wawk]
verb (used without object)
1.
to engage in sleepwalking.
noun
2.
an act of sleepwalking; somnambulation.

Origin:
1920–25; back formation from sleepwalking

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sleepwalk (ˈsliːpˌwɔːk)
 
vb
(intr) See also somnambulism to walk while asleep
 
'sleepwalker
 
n
 
'sleepwalking
 
n, —adj

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sleepwalk definition


  1. n.
    a movement toward something without effort; easy advancement; an easy task. (Something that could be done in one's sleep. See also cakewalk; walk.) : Getting the degree was a sleepwalk. Getting a job was hell.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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When people sleepwalk, they may sit up and look as though they are awake when they are actually asleep.
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