fall asleep

fall a·sleep
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl uh-sleep]
    • /fɔl əˈslip/
    • /fɔːl əˈsliːp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl uh-sleep]
    • /fɔl əˈslip/

Definitions of fall asleep words

  • intransitive verb+adjective fall asleep go to sleep 1
  • intransitivephrasal verb fall asleep be bored 1
  • phrase fall asleep When you fall asleep, you start sleeping. 0
  • verb fall asleep To pass from a state of wakefulness into sleep. 0
  • verb fall asleep To be affected by paresthesia; to go numb. 0
  • verb fall asleep (poetic, euphemistic) To die (often seen on gravestones). 0

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Parts of speech for Fall asleep


fall asleep popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for fall asleep

verb fall asleep

  • relax — to make less tense, rigid, or firm; make lax: to relax the muscles.
  • snooze — to sleep; slumber; doze; nap.
  • doze — to sleep lightly or fitfully.
  • languish — to be or become weak or feeble; droop; fade.
  • hibernate — Zoology. to spend the winter in close quarters in a dormant condition, as bears and certain other animals. Compare estivate.

Antonyms for fall asleep

verb fall asleep

  • grow — to increase by natural development, as any living organism or part by assimilation of nutriment; increase in size or substance.
  • waken — to rouse from sleep; wake; awake; awaken.
  • wake — to become roused from sleep; awake; awaken; waken (often followed by up).

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