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siesta in Leisure topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsiestasi‧es‧ta /siˈestə/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 DLSLEEPa short sleep in the afternoon, especially in warm countriestake/have a siesta 🔊 The stores all close after lunch when everyone takes a siesta.
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siestaPaquita worked but came home for lunch and a siesta.Follow the locals, when abroad, and have a siesta indoors.At one, in the stifling heat, we took a siesta.He was going upstairs for his siesta.His habitual amount of sleep had been five to seven hours a night, with a half-hour siesta in the afternoon.Mondano was as deserted as a ghost town, wrapped in the silence of its siesta.In the second half, the Oregon defense takes a prolonged siesta, allowing the opponents to score forty-two points.take/have a siestaFollow the locals, when abroad, and have a siesta indoors.If I did have a siesta it was always a very short one.Everyone pretended Clarisa was simply taking a siesta.At one, in the stifling heat, we took a siesta.