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  1. fall asleepverb

    go to sleep, pass away, pass over, drift off, pass, nod off, drop off

    awake, awaken, wake, wake up

  2. fall asleepverb

    To pass from a state of wakefulness into sleep.

    pass away, go to sleep, nod off, pass, drift off, drop off, pass over

    awake, awaken, wake up, wake

  3. fall asleepverb

    To die

    John Doe, fell asleep 1 January 2001.

    go to sleep, pass away, nod off, drift off, drop off, pass, pass over

    awake, wake, wake up, awaken

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fall asleep, dope off, flake out, drift off, nod off, drop off, doze off, drowse offverb

    change from a waking to a sleeping state

    "he always falls asleep during lectures"

    flake out, nod off, slip, put down, drop away, doze off, discharge, fall behind, fall back, lose, set down, drop, fall away, drift off, recede, drop off, drowse off, unload, dope off

    waken, awake, arouse, wake up, come alive, awaken, wake

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  1. Allison Tallman:

    Consumption in the evening may promote drowsiness, leading to better sleep. Oats also contain melatonin, which can help us to fall asleep as well.

  2. Brett Favre:

    The crazy thing was, I ’m not a night owl. Without pills I ’d fall asleep at 9:30. But with pills, I could get so much done, I just figured, ‘ This is awesome. ’ Little did I know [ fiance and now wife ] Deanna would be finding some of my pills and when she did, she ’d flush them down the toilet.

  3. Ben Affleck:

    I was like' I can't leave'cause of my kids, but I'm not happy, what do I do ?' what I did was drink a bottle of scotch and fall asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution.

  4. Eric Schmitt-Matzen:

    Eric Schmitt-Matzen, a mechanical engineer and president of Packing Seals Engineering in Jacksboro, Tenn., told news outlets Eric Schmitt-Matzen arrived at the unidentified hospital and met the boy’s mother and family members, who were also unidentified. A nurse had called with the special request and given Eric Schmitt-Matzen a toy to offer the child during his visit, USA Today reported. When I walked in, Eric Schmitt-Matzen was laying there so weak, it looked like Eric Schmitt-Matzen was ready to fall asleep.

  5. Russell Rosenberg:

    It also affects relationships quite dramatically. Narcoleptics say they fall asleep while having sex or are too tired to have sex, or are irritable.

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