doze off

verb
change from a waking to a sleeping state
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he always falls asleep during lectures

Syn:
Ant: ↑wake up (for: ↑fall asleep)
Hyponyms: ↑zonk out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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FALL ASLEEP, go to sleep, drop off; informal nod off, drift off; N. Amer. informal sack out, zone out.
doze

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ˌdoze ˈoff [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they doze off he/she/it dozes off present participle dozing off past tense dozed off past participle dozed off] phrasal verb
to start to sleep, especially during the day and without intending to

I dozed off in front of the television.

Thesaurus: to sleep, or to go to sleepsynonym sleephyponym
Main entry: doze

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doze off [phrasal verb]
: to fall asleep especially for a short period of time

A few students dozed off [=nodded off, dropped off] during the movie.

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Main Entry:doze

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ˌdoze ˈoff derived
to go to sleep, especially during the day

She dozed off in front of the fire.

Main entry:dozederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • doze off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms doze off : present tense I/you/we/they doze off he/she/it dozes off present participle dozing off past tense dozed off past participle dozed off to start to sleep, especially during the day and without… …   English dictionary

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  • doze off — verb To fall asleep unintentionally …   Wiktionary

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  • ˌdoze ˈoff — phrasal verb to start to sleep without intending to …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • doze — [dəuz US douz] v [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: From a [i]Scandinavian language; related to Old Norse dúsa to sleep lightly ] to sleep lightly for a short time ▪ Grandad was dozing in his chair. >doze n [singular] doze off phr v to go to sleep,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • doze — [ douz ] verb intransitive to sleep for a short time, especially during the day ╾ doze noun singular ,doze off phrasal verb intransitive to start to sleep, especially during the day and without intending to: I dozed off in front of the television …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • doze — doze1 [dōz] vi. dozed, dozing [prob. < Scand, as in Ice (& Swed dial.) dusa: for IE base, see DIZZY] to sleep lightly or fitfully; nap; be half asleep vt. to spend (time) in dozing: usually with away n. a light sleep; nap doze off to fall into …   English World dictionary

  • off — off1 [ôf, äf] adv. [LME var. of of,OF1, later generalized for all occurrences of of in stressed positions] 1. so as to be or keep away, at a distance, to a side, etc. [to move off, to ward off] 2. so as to be measured, divided, etc. [to pace off …   English World dictionary


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