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fall asleep

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fall asleep
     1. v. To pass from a state of wakefulness into sleep.
     2. v. (poetic euphemistic) To die (often seen on gravestones)
Analysis
Fall
     1. n. (theology) The sudden fall of humanity into a state of sin, as brought about by the transgression of Adam and Eve. from 14th c.
     2. n. (now chiefly North America) The time of the year when the leaves typically fall from the trees, autumn, the season of the year between the autumnal equinox in late September to the winter solstice in
     3. vi. To move to a lower position under the effect of gravity.
     4. vi. To come down, to drop or descend.
     5. vi. To come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself.
asleep
     1. adj. In a state of sleep, also, broadly, resting.
     2. adj. (slang) Inattentive.
     3. adj. (of a body part) Having a numb or prickling sensation accompanied by a degree of unresponsiveness.
     4. adj. (euphemistic) dead

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Example Sentences

Stand there and make low, growling noises till I fall asleep
You fall asleep, you wake up, you don't know whether you've just passed Copenhagen, Brussels or Amsterdam. 

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