• IPA: /əˈsliːp/


  1. In a state of sleep; also, broadly, resting.
    I was asleep when you called.
    Never disturb a man asleep.
  2. (slang) Inattentive.
    How could you miss that? Were you asleep?
  3. (of a body part) Having a numb or prickling sensation accompanied by a degree of unresponsiveness.
    My arm fell asleep. You know, like pins and needles.
  4. (euphemistic) dead
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