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sleep: vi. 1. [techspeak] To relinquish a claim (of a process on a
   multitasking system) for service; to indicate to the scheduler that
   a process may be deactivated until some given event occurs or a
   specified time delay elapses.  2. In jargon, used very similarly to
   v. block; also in `sleep on', syn. with `block on'.
   Often used to indicate that the speaker has relinquished a demand
   for resources until some (possibly unspecified) external event:
   "They can't get the fix I've been asking for into the next
   release, so I'm going to sleep on it until the release, then start
   hassling them again."