nod off


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nod off

To fall asleep, usually briefly or when one does not intend to. I was so tired from staying up all night that I kept nodding off throughout the day.
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nod off

to fall asleep, usually while sitting up. Jack nodded off during the minister's sermon. Father always nods off after Sunday lunch.
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nod off

Fall asleep momentarily, doze, as in Grandma spends a lot of time in her rocking chair, nodding off now and then. This expression alludes to the quick involuntary dropping of one's head from an upright position when drowsy or napping. The verb nod alone was so used from the mid-1500s. Also see drop off, def. 1.
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nod off

v.
To fall asleep, especially without intending to do so: Some of the students nodded off during the lecture.
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Sleep experts say it's not dull speeches that cause people to nod off.
And when they do finally get to bed, 76% of Brits find it hard to nod off.
The hotel asked its guests what music is most likely to help them nod off.
The unhealthy drivers were a possible threat to other road users as they are more likely to have heart attacks and to nod off at the wheel.
The 45-year-old, who now wants to be known as Esther, couldn't nod off on Wednesday night and was in a "really foul mood", according to the New York Post.
Was it because MPs are in danger of falling off House of Commons benches when they nod off, or lie awake at night wondering how they are going to pay for their second or third home?
His oratory may have made Lady Thatcher nod off but the party faithful gave him a five-minute standing ovation.