fall asleep

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Verb1.fall asleep - change from a waking to a sleeping statefall asleep - change from a waking to a sleeping state; "he always falls asleep during lectures"
zonk out - fall asleep fast, as when one is extremely tired; "after the long drive, we zonked out and slept for 10 hours"
come alive, awake, awaken, arouse, wake, wake up, waken - stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
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(əˈsliːp) adjective
1. sleeping. The baby is asleep.
2. of arms and legs etc, numb. My foot's asleep.
fall asleep
He fell asleep eventually.
References in classic literature ?
The comic supplement might bring a pallid smile to my face, and then I would fall asleep.
We will bring the little girl with us, but if you should fall asleep you are too big to be carried.
Nay, it were better, to meet some dangers half way, though they come nothing near, than to keep too long a watch upon their approaches; for if a man watch too long, it is odds he will fall asleep.
He showed marked signs of senility by a tendency to fall asleep, forgetfulness of quite recent events, remembrance of remote ones, and the childish vanity with which he accepted the role of head of the Moscow opposition.
And suddenly that father whom she had judged would look for his spectacles in her presence, fumbling near them and not seeing them, or would forget something that had just occurred, or take a false step with his failing legs and turn to see if anyone had noticed his feebleness, or, worst of all, at dinner when there were no visitors to excite him would suddenly fall asleep, letting his napkin drop and his shaking head sink over his plate.
But, having visioned the ultimate horror of memory, Van Horn was soon able to fall asleep again, delightfully aware, as he drowsed off, of Jerry's head on his shoulder.
It would make them sometimes hug, and sometimes tear one another; they would howl, and grin, and chatter, and reel, and tumble, and then fall asleep in the mud.
NARCOLEPSY is a rare, long-term brain disorder that causes a person to suddenly fall asleep.
In other words, how long did the juror fall asleep.
He tends to fall asleep quite quickly and the only thing that annoys him is that I like to watch TV with the sound down.
Psychologists say humans have evolved to fall asleep faster when they feel safe and comfortable.
Chloe, of Kirkcaldy, can fall asleep anywhere at any time.