( fall asleep third-person singular simple present , falls asleep present participle , falling asleep simple past , fell asleep past participle ) fallen asleep
To pass from a state of
wakefulness into sleep.
: 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, , chapter 2 Nobody
She wakened in sharp panic, bewildered by the grotesquerie of some half-remembered dream in contrast with the harshness of inclement fact, drowsily realising that since she had fallen asleep it had come on to rain smartly out of a shrouded sky. To be affected by
My left leg has fallen asleep!
( poetic , euphemistic ) To die ( often seen on gravestones .
John Doe, fell asleep 1 January 2001
to pass into sleep
American Sign Language:
1@Sfhead-PalmDown A@Palm-PalmDown-A@CenterChesthigh-PalmUp Chinese:
, 睡著 睡着 ( (zh) shuìzháo) Czech:
usnout (cs) Danish:
falde i søvn Dutch:
, in slaap vallen inslapen (nl) Faroese:
nukahtaa (fi) French:
s'endormir (fr) German:
einschlafen (de) Greek:
αποκοιμιέμαι ( (el) apokoimiémai) Hungarian:
elalszik (hu) Icelandic:
sofna (is) Ido:
dormeskar (io) Italian:
addormentarsi , (it) cadere addormentato Japanese:
寝る ( (ja) ねる, neru), ( 寝静まる ねしずまる, neshizumaru), ( 眠りに落ちる ねむりにおちる, nemuri-ni ochiru), ( 寝入る ねいる, neiru), ( 寝付く ねつく, netsuku)