fell asleep

fell asleep
dozed off, nodded off

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • asleep — a|sleep S2 [əˈsli:p] adj [not before noun] 1.) sleeping ≠ ↑awake ▪ Quiet! The baby s asleep. fast/sound asleep (=sleeping deeply) 2.) fall asleep a) to begin to sleep ▪ Grandad fell asleep watching TV …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • asleep — a|sleep [ ə slip ] adjective never before noun ** 1. ) not awake: Are you asleep yet? fast/sound asleep (=sleeping very deeply): The children are fast asleep in their rooms. half asleep (=not fully awake): I groped for the phone, still half… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • asleep — [[t]əsli͟ːp[/t]] 1) ADJ: v link ADJ Someone who is asleep is sleeping. My four year old daughter was asleep on the sofa. Ant: awake 2) PHRASE: V inflects When you fall asleep, you start sleeping. Sam snuggled down in his pillow and fell asleep.… …   English dictionary

  • asleep */*/ — UK [əˈsliːp] / US [əˈslɪp] adjective [never before noun] 1) not awake Are you asleep yet? fast/sound/deeply asleep (= sleeping very deeply): The children are fast asleep in their rooms. half asleep (= not fully awake): I groped for the phone,… …   English dictionary

  • asleep — adj. VERBS ▪ be, lie, seem ▪ The baby lay peacefully asleep in its cradle. ▪ All the houses seemed asleep. ▪ fall ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • asleep — /euh sleep /, adv. 1. in or into a state of sleep: He fell asleep quickly. 2. into a dormant or inactive state; to rest: Their anxieties were put asleep. 3. into the state of death. adj. 4. sleeping: He is asleep. 5. dormant; inactive. 6. (of the …   Universalium

  • asleep*/*/ — [əˈsliːp] adj not awake The children are fast asleep (= sleeping deeply).[/ex] She was so tired she fell asleep (= began sleeping) in her chair.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • asleep — predic.adj. & adv. 1 a in or into a state of sleep (he fell asleep). b inactive, inattentive (the nation is asleep). 2 (of a limb etc.) numb. 3 euphem. dead …   Useful english dictionary

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