asleep · adjective never before noun /əˈsliːp/Full view
Nouns: sleep, sleeper
Adjectives: asleep, sleepless, sleepy
Verbs: sleep
Adverbs: sleepily
asleep (SLEEPING)
B1 sleeping or not awake
Dictionary examples:

The children are asleep.

I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.

I'm surprised to see you awake - ten minutes ago you were fast/sound asleep.

I've only just got up and I'm still half asleep.

Learner example:

I prefer reading alone, when I'm in my bed before I fall asleep. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Italian)

asleep (FEELING)
C2 If part of your body is asleep, you cannot feel it.
Dictionary example:

My arm fell asleep.

fast asleep
C2 completely asleep
Dictionary example:

I looked into his room but he was still fast asleep.

Learner example:

Then she took a relaxing bath and 20 minutes later she was fast asleep. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Spanish)

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