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go to sleep

1. Literally, to begin sleeping. I'm sorry, but Kristin has already gone to sleep—can I take a message? I plan to go to sleep early after staying up so late last night.
2. Of a limb or other part of the body, to lose feeling, usually because one has sat or leaned on it for too long. Ugh, wait a second, my foot has gone to sleep—I can't get up just yet.
3. slang Die; drop dead. Used as an imperative indicating contempt or dismissal. Go to sleep, Warren. No one cares.
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ˌgo to ˈsleep

(informal) (of your leg, arm, hand, etc.) be unable to feel anything in your leg, etc. because it has been in a particular position for a long time
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"Sleep macrostructure was markedly different between pre-treatment conditions," the researchers wrote in their study, from how quickly it took the dogs to go to sleep to how much time they spent in different stages of sleep.
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Little Bear does not want to go to sleep, despite the bedtime story his dad reads to him.
It went clack and click, all good I can go to sleep
Let's Go to Sleep is a beautiful bedtime book for little ones.
Before the patients go to sleep, they stick the tip of their tongue to a suction pad on the part of the dummy that sits inside their mouth.
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Women who go to sleep on their left side on the last night of their pregnancy have a halved risk of late stillbirth compared with women who do not, according to findings from the University of Auckland published in the online British Medical Journal in May.
Your body's core temperature falls when it is time to go to sleep, but food digestion causes your core temperature to go up.
Researchers had one group of 24 young adults go to sleep in the evening after planning to perform an action, and then tested the next day to see if they remembered to perform the action.