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fall asleep

1. To yield to tiredness and begin to sleep. Please don't make too much noise—the baby has finally fallen asleep.
2. euphemism To die. We told the kids the bad news that Pop-Pop fell asleep last night.
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fall asleep

Fig. to go to sleep. I fell asleep while reading the very dull book. I got in bed and fell asleep at once.
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fall asleep

Go to sleep; also, cease paying attention. For example, As soon as the lights were dimmed he fell asleep, or His lectures are so dull that I fall asleep. The literal usage, which uses the verb fall in the sense of "succumb," dates from about 1300; the figurative is several centuries newer. Also see asleep at the switch.
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fall asleep

die. euphemistic
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References in classic literature ?
In falling asleep, however, Zarathustra spake thus to his heart:
He did not know whether he was dying or falling asleep, but felt equally prepared for the one as for the other.
I see it from my bed, on awaking it is the first object that meets my eyes, and on falling asleep the last on which they rest.
Needless also to say, that THEY asked awkward questions directly, and that the "foreign politics" and the "falling asleep in the sun" wouldn't serve a second time over with THEM.
So take your showers in the night time so that falling asleep can be easier.
Charles Davidson, during a preliminary hearing Thursday, testified Dittmar admitted falling asleep and took a short nap earlier during his trip from Joliet.
Prime Minister Muhamedkaliy Abilgaziyev vowed to punish officials caught falling asleep during the meeting with participation of President Sooronbai Jeenbekov in Osh.
However, police have now revealed that the crash happened due to the car driver falling asleep at the wheel.
"Preliminary investigation we believe the driver may be falling asleep or may be dodging another car.
An 18-year-old scooter rider is recovering in hospital after falling asleep at the handlebars of his vehicle and slamming straight into a roadside electricity transformer.
"Most people just cycle through their to-do lists in their heads, and so we wanted to explore whether the act of writing them down could counteract nighttime difficulties with falling asleep."
Wonder what prize the Tories give their mates for the jolly wheeze of falling asleep at work?
Try writing a "to-do" list at bedtime as it may aid in falling asleep, a new study suggests.
President Erdogan was caught falling asleep during a joint news conference with Ukrainian President Poroshenko in Kiev.
"People have a pretty good understanding of the level of sleep they got - from an objective standpoint, falling asleep with the TV on might not be the best, but if you're waking up and feeling refreshed, without aches and pains, those are the measures that matter."