Definition of go to sleep in English:

go to sleep

phrase

  • 1Fall asleep.

    • ‘Dusk had fallen once we reached the cave, so we went to sleep without the presence of thieves.’
    • ‘She fell on her bed and was about to go to sleep when a knock came on the door.’
    • ‘I'd changed into a baggy t-shirt and shorts of Trevor's and went to sleep just after he'd fallen asleep.’
    • ‘She went to bed in her work clothes and even delayed going to sleep until she believed he was asleep.’
    • ‘Slowly he drifted off into unconsciousness, until finally he went to sleep altogether.’
    • ‘I told her to go to sleep then, and we both fell asleep until Mark came in asking her for money for his cab.’
    • ‘Sometimes a child will only go to sleep if a parent is there, fall asleep downstairs, or want to go to bed at the same time as his parents.’
    • ‘I crashed into bed and went to sleep thinking of him and how good he smelled.’
    • ‘She dropped down in the sand and went to sleep, too worn out from the chase.’
    • ‘Stretching his cramped muscles, Carson had just resolved to go to sleep himself when his eyes fell on the connector door.’
    fall asleep, get to sleep
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    1. 1.1 (of a limb) become numb as a result of prolonged pressure.
      • ‘You know the feeling when your foot or leg "goes to sleep" if you cross your legs to long?’
      • ‘It's a very odd sensation, simply not being able to focus one's mind; the mental equivalent of waking up and realizing your arm has gone to sleep and you can't feel or move it.’
      • ‘I tend to sleep on my side with my arm curled up under the pillow, and yes, it goes to sleep!’
      • ‘It was five o'clock in the morning, and her first thought was that the lifeless arm had gone to sleep.’