fall asleep

Definition of fall asleep

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to descend freely by the force of gravity

    :  to hang freely

    :  to drop oneself to a lower position

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

    :  a falling out, off, or away :  dropping

    :  the season when leaves fall from trees :  autumn

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

  1. :  being in a state of sleep

    :  dead

    :  lacking sensation :  numb

  1. :  into a state of sleep

    :  into the sleep of death

    :  into a state of inactivity, sluggishness, or indifference

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