drift off

drift off
If you drift off to sleep, you gradually fall asleep.

[V P to n] It was only when he finally drifted off to sleep that the headaches eased. [Also V P]


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  • drift off — {v. phr.} 1. To fall asleep, * /He kept nodding and drifting off to sleep while the lecturer was speaking./ 2. To depart; leave gradually. * /One by one, the sailboats drifted off over the horizon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drift off — {v. phr.} 1. To fall asleep, * /He kept nodding and drifting off to sleep while the lecturer was speaking./ 2. To depart; leave gradually. * /One by one, the sailboats drifted off over the horizon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drift off — verb change from a waking to a sleeping state he always falls asleep during lectures • Syn: ↑fall asleep, ↑dope off, ↑flake out, ↑nod off, ↑drop off, ↑doze off, ↑drowse off …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms drift off : present tense I/you/we/they drift off he/she/it drifts off present participle drifting off past tense drifted off past participle drifted off to start to sleep I was just drifting off when the… …   English dictionary

  • drift off — phr verb Drift off is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑attention, ↑voice …   Collocations dictionary

  • drift off to — phr verb Drift off to is used with these nouns as the object: ↑sleep …   Collocations dictionary

  • Drift Off to Dream — Single by Travis Tritt from the album Country Club Released January 1991 Recorded 1989 Genre …   Wikipedia

  • drift off (to sleep) — ˌdrift ˈoff (to sleep) derived to fall asleep • I didn t hear the storm. I must have drifted off by then. Main entry: ↑driftderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift-off moment — n. The moment in a sales presentation when the potential buyer imagines how much better their life will be if they purchase the product or service. Example Citation: When Mann gives a demo, what he s waiting for is what salespeople call the drift …   New words

  • drift off — verb a) To fall asleep. He went to sleep, lying there under a wing of his plane, and presently Bland himself drifted off into dreams. b) to lose concentration Syn: nod off …   Wiktionary

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