1. [late 17C+] (20C+ use US black) a sleep.
2. [1930s+] (orig. US drugs) the drug-induced stupor or semi-sleep that follows an injection of heroin.
[1940s] (US black) a bedroom.
[1970s] (US) a state of sleep.
[1940s] (US black) to sleep, to take a nap.
1. [1930–70s] (US) to have a nap, to go to sleep.
2. (US drugs/prison) to become intoxicated and initially comatose after injecting a narcotic.
[1950s] (US) to die.
[1930–40s] (US black) to have a sleep.
1. succumbing to a sleepy stupor after smoking opium or taking an injection of heroin.
2. dozing off after smoking cannabis.
3. falling sleep, exhausted from excess of any sort.
4. see also SE phrs. below.
[1930s–50s] (drugs) to doze off as a result of injecting a narcotic drug.
SE in slang uses
1. [late 19C+] on credit.
2. [late 19C+] without argument, typically of Parliamentary or local government business which ‘goes through’ or ‘passes on the nod’.
3. [late 19C-1920s] for free.
4. see also sl. phrs. above.