Definition of shut-eye in English:

shut-eye

noun

informal
  • Sleep.

    ‘we'd better get some shut-eye’
    • ‘Experts agree that young teens need at least eight-and-a-half hours of shut-eye each night.’
    • ‘All this thinking had once again cost me a good night's sleep, only getting maybe 4hrs of shut-eye before my alarm roused me and the reality of another day at the coalface was a head of me set in.’
    • ‘I didn't stay very long, as I was dead on my feet following the early start, and I was badly in need of a couple of hours shut-eye before the company Christmas party that night.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, it's been more of the latter lately, so watch out for the signs that you need more shut-eye.’
    • ‘In another study, kids 6 to 13 didn't do nearly as well on simple tests when they were shut-eye deprived.’
    • ‘When we used to go Vegas, he would gamble for two days without sleeping then he'd catch some shut-eye for a few hours then go back to the casino.’
    • ‘Hain's officials insisted he heard everything but didn't actually deny that he was catching some quick shut-eye.’
    • ‘It's time we open our eyes to the benefits of getting enough shut-eye.’
    • ‘Instead of worrying about how you get shut-eye, try to get more of it.’
    • ‘Almost a third of children under age 4 wake up in the middle of the night and, consequently, don't get enough shut-eye, according to a National Sleep Foundation survey.’
    • ‘A new survey reports that Asians get the least sleep, with those in Japan getting the least amount of shut-eye in the world.’
    • ‘You need close to eight hours of shut-eye each night, along with periodization training, in which you incorporate a couple of days or weeks doing light or no exercise, to get stronger.’
    • ‘For the pain of failing to catch some shut-eye at night is known only to those unlucky ones who experience sleep disorders.’
    • ‘So I'm down one hour's worth of shut-eye and I'm mighty cranky.’
    • ‘Whitney was picked up by police at a bank in Largo, Florida, where he'd hunkered down to catch a bit of shut-eye.’
    • ‘But chronic snoring can be a real detriment to getting a good night's shut-eye.’
    • ‘I have now reached the point where I am so tired that I'm beyond the point of just getting a few hours shut-eye to recover.’
    • ‘Winning races, or even just getting extra hours in a day, is not a bad trade-off for a little less shut-eye, so Dr. Sleep has an interesting bargain for a tired world.’
    • ‘Daily physical fitness is just as crucial to good health as getting three square meals and eight hours of shut-eye.’
    • ‘Most of us, he claims, do it surreptitiously at our desks, although some retire to their cars or, if they're really desperate for a bit of shut-eye, the toilet cubicle.’

Pronunciation:

shut-eye

/ˈSHəd ˌī/