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To fall asleep, typically unexpectedly or for just a short period of time. Whew, I must have dozed off there for a few minutes. What did I miss?
Fall into a light sleep, as in Watching the ballet always made her doze off. [Mid-1800s]
To fall into a light sleep: I dozed off in front of the TV for a few minutes.