( 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, , Nobody chapter II:
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
paresthesia; to go numb.
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 Arabic:
يغلبه النعاس، ينام Chinese:
睡著 , (zh) 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 )
to be affected by paresthesia