Main definitions of sleep rough in English

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sleep rough1

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British
  • Sleep in uncomfortable conditions, typically out of doors.

    ‘he spent the night sleeping rough on the streets’
    • ‘They all slept rough the previous night and many managed to blank out the morning sniffing glue.’
    • ‘As the temperature struggled to remain above zero, volunteers slept rough to raise awareness of the struggles facing the homeless on a day-to-day basis.’
    • ‘On average three people a night sleep rough in Richmond.’
    • ‘It helps the vulnerable people in our society who find themselves homeless and having to sleep rough, along with those who are isolated or are trying to rebuild their lives.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, between three and six hundred people sleep rough in Melbourne every night.’
    • ‘In it, they describe the circumstances in which they became homeless and visit some of the places in the district in which they have slept rough, from a cemetery in Keighley to a derelict barn.’
    • ‘He cannot stay at grandmother's because of the condition of his licence and he is now sleeping rough.’
    • ‘On the night of January 8 he was found a bed, but had to sleep rough outside the Home Office the following night.’
    • ‘After being made redundant, she slept rough for a few nights in a derelict building and was unlucky enough to be caught in a heavy frost.’
    • ‘It shows that almost a third of young people put themselves at risk by staying with a stranger while away from home, two out of five young people slept rough, one in eight was physically hurt and one in nine was sexually assaulted.’

Main definitions of sleep rough in English

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sleep rough2

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