- To pass from a state of wakefulness into sleep.
- To be affected by paresthesia.
- My left leg has fallen asleep!
- (poetic, euphemistic) To die (often seen on gravestones)
- John Doe, fell asleep 1 January 2001.
- (pass from a state of wakefulness into sleep): drift off, drop off, go to sleep, nod off
- (poetic, euphemistic: to die): pass, pass away, pass over
to pass into sleep
euphemism for "to die"