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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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On Wednesday, a court in Ras Al Khaimah found the husband guilty of causing the accident after he dozed off and hit a sign post in Kharran area.
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dozed off and his forehead dashed against the table before him.
Kim Egerton, prosecuting, told the court the incident happened after the youngster dozed off. She awoke to find him molesting her but did not tell anyone until last summer.
Oh, there's one other reason he dozed off. "Oh Paul," he said.
1999: On a state visit to Seoul, Prince Philip dozed off during a speech by the Queen at a banquet.
The navigator who was on the lookout was quoted as telling the coast guard that he had dozed off when the incident took place at around 2 a.m.
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While driving to work around 3 a.m., Alther dozed off, drifted off the highway, and struck a guard rail, the Virginia State Police reported.
The survey of 1,083 people in Denmark revealed that 12% of Danish employees had fallen asleep at their desks, 6% dozed off during a meeting, and 3% said that they had visited the bathroom for a quick nap.
I dozed off during the interview video so maybe I missed the whole point.
Sleep apnea, a breathing disorder that often accompanies snoring, perhaps explained why President William Howard Taft frequently dozed off (164: 238).
Thankfully I dozed off before Her Majesty dozed on, I just couldn't take any more rib-tickling entertainment.