fall asleep

Definition of fall asleep

:to begin sleeping
  • She fell asleep during the movie.
  • I woke up and I couldn't fall back asleep.

Word by Word Definitions

fall play
  1. : to descend freely by the force of gravity

  2. : to hang freely

  3. : to drop oneself to a lower position

  1. : the act of falling by the force of gravity

  2. : a falling out, off, or away : dropping

  3. : the season when leaves fall from trees : autumn

  1. : of, relating to, or suitable for autumn

asleep play
  1. : being in a state of sleep

  2. : dead

  3. : lacking sensation : numb

  1. : into a state of sleep

  2. : into the sleep of death

  3. : into a state of inactivity, sluggishness, or indifference


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