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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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Victims left the gas heater on and went to sleep in their room with doors bolted.
After he went to sleep his hand would gradually relax.
He then went to sleep with others, including the girl, who cannot be named, on inflatable mattresses in the dining room.
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When staying over, my mother would take a sleeping tablet and go to bed an hour early to ensure that she would be asleep before my husband went to sleep.
The inmate said she notified corrections officials of the assault and threat and that the following day the officer sexually assaulted her after she went to sleep.
What used to be romantic, like throwing his leg on his wife to snuggle as they went to sleep, can one day turn her into the possessed character from The Exorcist:
FIREFIGHTERS criticised two men who left their burning flat today and went to sleep in a neighbouring home without reporting the fire.
However, 67% of the Caucasian children went to sleep alone.
6, 1995--Last night, more than 500 luxury hotel guests in the prestigious Century City area of Los Angeles went to sleep in the JW Marriott Hotel, and woke up this morning in the park .