Half-asleep



[uh-sleep] /əˈslip/

adverb
1.
in or into a state of sleep:
He fell asleep quickly.
2.
into a dormant or inactive state; to rest:
Their anxieties were put asleep.
3.
into the state of death.
adjective
4.
sleeping:
He is asleep.
5.
dormant; inactive.
6.
(of the foot, hand, leg, etc.) numb.
7.
.
adjective
1.
neither fully asleep nor awake
/əˈsliːp/
adjective (postpositive)
1.
in or into a state of sleep
2.
in or into a dormant or inactive state
3.
(of limbs, esp when the blood supply to them has been restricted) numb; lacking sensation
4.
(euphemistic) dead
adj.

c.1200, aslepe, o slæpe, from Old English on slæpe (see sleep). The parallel form on sleep continued until c.1550. Of limbs, “numb through stoppage of circulation,” from late 14c. Meaning “inattentive, off guard” is from mid-14c.

asleep a·sleep (ə-slēp’)
adj.

adv.

In addition to the idiom beginning with asleep

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