Meaning of drop asleep in English:

drop asleep


  • Fall gently asleep, especially without intending to.

    ‘they were so tired that they were dropping asleep’
    • ‘We'd get in about two in the morning and I'd be dropping asleep at school the next day.’
    • ‘I didn't make a conscious decision to go to bed, I was in my bedroom, I laid on my bed and dropped asleep.’
    • ‘In the afternoon, trying to research a story about Creationist schools, I find myself dropping asleep at my desk, drooling into my keyboard.’
    • ‘He winked and blinked, and thought it all frightfully monotonous out there on the flat, and presently dropped asleep, sitting bolt upright.’
    • ‘I had come to the conclusion that he had dropped asleep, and indeed was nodding myself, when he suddenly sprang out of his chair with the gesture of a man who has made up his mind, and put his pipe down upon the mantelpiece.’
    • ‘She laid on the top of him when he happened to drop asleep over his book.’