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lull to sleep

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  • lull´er — lull «luhl», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to soothe with sounds or caresses; hush to sleep: »The mother lulled the crying baby. 2. Figurative. to quiet; make calm or more nearly calm; make peaceful or tranquil: »to lull one s suspicions. The captain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lull — [lul] vt. [ME lullen, of echoic orig.] 1. to calm or soothe by gentle sound or motion: chiefly in lull to sleep 2. to bring into a specified condition by soothing and reassuring [to lull people into a false sense of security] 3. to make less… …   English World dictionary

  • lull — Synonyms and related words: abate, abeyance, allay, alleviate, anesthetize, anticyclone, appease, assuage, awful silence, balm, becalm, benumb, breach, break, breath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sleep —   Moe, hiamoe.   Also: momoe, momomoe, hi olani. See asleep and sayings, lihilihi2, moe1, niolopua2, uha i.    ♦ Sleep late, moe awakea, moe loa.    ♦ Overcome with sleep, pa uhia.    ♦ Indisposed to sleep, hia ā.    ♦ Sleep with, moe me.    ♦… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Lull — (l[u^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lulled} (l[u^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lulling}.] [Akin to OD. lullen to sing to sleep, G. lullen, Dan. lulle, Sw. lulla; all of imitative origin. Cf. {Loll}, {Lollard}.] To cause to rest by soothing influences; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lull — I noun abatement, armistice, break, breather, breathing spell, breathing time, brief silence, calm, calmness, cessation, cessation of activity, cessation of sound, desistance, discontinuance, discontinuation, halt, hush, idleness, inactivity,… …   Law dictionary

  • lull — ► VERB 1) calm or send to sleep with soothing sounds or movements. 2) cause to feel deceptively secure. 3) allay (doubts, fears, etc.), typically by deception. 4) (of noise or a storm) abate. ► NOUN ▪ a temporary period of quiet or inactivity.… …   English terms dictionary

  • lull — I n. 1) a momentary, temporary lull 2) a lull in (a momentary lull in the fighting) II v. 1) (d; tr.) to lull into (to lull smb. into a false sense of security) 2) (d; tr.) to lull to (to lull a child to sleep) * * * [lʌl] temporary lull a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sleep — sleep1 W2S1 [sli:p] v past tense and past participle slept [slept] 1.) to rest your mind and body, usually at night when you are lying in bed with your eyes closed →↑asleep, oversleep ↑oversleep ▪ I usually sleep on my back. ▪ Did you sleep well… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lull — lull1 [lʌl] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from the sound of someone singing to a baby] 1.) to make someone feel calm or as if they want to sleep ▪ The hum of the tyres on the road lulled her to sleep. 2.) to make someone feel safe and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lull — I UK [lʌl] / US noun [countable] Word forms lull : singular lull plural lulls a) a quiet period during a very active or violent situation a lull in the fighting b) a situation in which there is not enough success or activity The award helped the… …   English dictionary

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