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asleep

adjective [after verb] uk   /əˈsliːp/ us  
B1 sleeping or not awake: I'm surprised to see you awake - ten minutes ago you were fast/sound (= completely) asleep. I've only just got up and I'm still half asleep (= not completely awake). If your arm or leg is asleep, it cannot feel anything because it has been in the same position for so long.fall asleep to start to sleep: I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.
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