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nod off

Definition of nod off in English:

informal Fall asleep, especially briefly or unintentionally: he nodded off during the sermon
More example sentences
  • The road continues to unwind, and Frank nods off briefly, before snapping awake after a close call.
  • I ate a light breakfast and nodded off to asleep again, sleepy from the previous night's restlessness.
  • The defendant is very sorry for causing the fatal accident, Your Honour, it was unintentional, he nodded off whilst driving.
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