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.