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.
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The comic supplement might bring a pallid smile to my face, and then I would fall asleep.
Then the twelfth of the friendly fairies, who had not yet given her gift, came forward, and said that the evil wish must be fulfilled, but that she could soften its mischief; so her gift was, that the king's daughter, when the spindle wounded her, should not really die, but should only fall asleep for a hundred years.
But then did he fall asleep anew, and his soul spake against him and defended itself, and lay down again)--"Leave me alone
And as it was already day, he thought it right not to fall asleep again, and he continued following up the line of thought in which his mind was engaged when he awoke.
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.
We will bring the little girl with us, but if you should fall asleep you are too big to be carried.
He lay down on the sofa meaning to fall asleep and forget all that had happened to him, but could not do so.
And can you do nothing better, my pleasant friend, than fall asleep, and shake the very building with your snores?
According to a study, spending five minutes writing a to-do list could be all it takes to fall asleep faster.
Usually if you shut your brain off, you should be able to fall asleep in 20 minutes.
It's commonly thought that insomnia means you can't fall asleep, however, that's only one of the symptoms.
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