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Definition of slumber verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

slumber

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈslʌmbə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslʌmbər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slumber
BrE BrE//ˈslʌmbə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslʌmbər//
 
he / she / it slumbers
BrE BrE//ˈslʌmbəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslʌmbərz//
 
past simple slumbered
BrE BrE//ˈslʌmbəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslʌmbərd//
 
past participle slumbered
BrE BrE//ˈslʌmbəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslʌmbərd//
 
-ing form slumbering
BrE BrE//ˈslʌmbərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslʌmbərɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (literary) to sleep Word Origin Middle English: alteration of Scots and northern English sloom, in the same sense. The -b- was added for ease of pronunciation.Extra examples The child slumbered peacefully in her arms. An old dog was slumbering at their feet. He looked at his wife slumbering by his side.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: slumber

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