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drop off1

Fall asleep easily, especially without intending to: struggle as she might, she kept dropping off
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  • Help your baby feel safe and secure with plenty of loving attention throughout the day so she can drop off more easily.
  • I turned over, punched the pillow into a new comfort zone, and dropped off just about instantly.
  • Every time he dropped off for a snooze she'd set the doll to screech and stick it near his ear.
Synonyms
informal nod off, go off, drift off, snooze, take forty winks, get some shut-eye, crash out, go out like a light, flake out, conk out
North American informal sack out, zone out
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drop-off2

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Pronunciation: /ˈdrɒpɒf
 
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noun

1A decline or decrease: a sudden drop-off in tourism
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  • Before September 11, airlines were already feeling the pinch from the drop-off in IT business travellers and declining demand on North Atlantic routes.
  • The instability has already caused a small drop-off in tourism, forcing some island resorts to wind down their facilities.
  • However, with the downturn in the economy during 2001 and then the drop-off in US business traffic following September 11, the power of business class looks increasingly shaky.
2North American A sheer downward slope; a cliff: dizzy drop-offs on either side
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  • There was a sheer drop-off of a cliff to the bay, about a mile below, and on the horizon they could see the misty Isle of the Sea.
  • The drive up into the mountains, along winding roads beside sheer drop-offs, made one consider how much thought the Turks, who occasionally raided the monastery, had to give to an assault.
  • You'll chase the river along sheer drop-offs and to low points where you can cool your feet - as a chase van ferries your gear to camp.

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