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doze off

Fall into a light sleep, as in Watching the ballet always made her doze off. [Mid-1800s]
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doze off

v.
To fall into a light sleep: I dozed off in front of the TV for a few minutes.
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Once more, he was just about to doze off when he heard the screeching of brakes and the clattering of brakes and the clattering of bus doors.
Though struggling to fall asleep or doze off again can be frustratingly difficult, physicians point out that it's not really a problem if it lasts for less than two weeks.
You doze off, held safely in the arms of Mother Earth.
It envisions people retiring to the bedroom, not the living room, at the end of the day, where they will stretch out on the bed, read stories to their children and possibly doze off.
IF YOU DOZE off [while praying], don't give it a second thought.
We're seeing more and more school-age kids who have sleep problems and who doze off in class," remarks pediatrician Judith Owens, who runs a sleep clinic at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.
One of the most common misconceptions is that insomnia can be beaten through sheer determination, by stubbornly remaining in bed until you doze off.
I kind of doze off out there in left field because even if they do hit it, no one pulls it.
Many of those who die are drunk people who fail to find proper shelter and doze off in the open, medical officials say.
The dogs inexplicably doze off in the middle of activities and can collapse in cataplexy when they become too excited.