drift off

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

drift off

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic) To fall asleep.
    • 1919, B. M. Bower, The Thunder Bird, ch. 5:
      He went to sleep, lying there under a wing of his plane, and presently Bland himself drifted off into dreams.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic) to lose concentration

Synonyms[edit]

  • (fall asleep in a gradual manner): nod off