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doze off

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?
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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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I agree with Mr McCord when he said he started to doze off.'
For each situation listed, use the scale below to rate the likelihood that you would doze off or fall asleep (in contrast to just feeling tired) during that activity.
"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.
Drivers who doze off at the wheel cause an estimated 100,000 car crashes annually and are responsible for about 4 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities, according to a recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
I nearly doze off. That night, Beat poet Diane di Prima reads some of her work, seeming out of place among all the chaosophists and cybersleaze.
After about an hour - just as I was about to doze off to sleep - John finally gave in and agreed to call the chairman.'
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.
"Why don't you just doze off in the slips like all the other captains?" asked Roy, one half of the legendary - in Sydney, at least - Australian comic duo.