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Definition of the verb drift off

What does drift off mean as a doing phrase?

verb

  1. change from a waking to a sleeping state

Alternative definition of the verb drift off

verb

  1. [intransitive, idiomatic] To fall asleep.
  2. [intransitive, idiomatic] to lose concentration

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Google previewDictionary of Phrasal Verbs

by Najmussehar

Doss down Doze off Drag on Draw back Draw down Draw in Draw into Draw on – – – – – Draw out – Draw up – Dream of Dream up Dredge up – – – Dress down Dress up – – Drift apart – Drift off Drill down – – – sleep somewhere temporarily ...

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

Even on a voyage, a ship may drift off ...

Google previewPROFESSIONAL LEARNER’S DICTIONARY OF SPOKEN ENGLISH (2015)

by DASH, RAJENDRA KUMAR

drift off to sleep [Idiom] To fall asleep ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pest Management (2002)

by David Pimentel, Ph.D.

Pesticide drift off fields can be more than 50% of the applied amount with aerial application, ...

Google previewThe Seaman's Manual, containing a treatise on practical seamanship, with plates; a dictionary of sea terms; customs and usages of the merchant service; laws relating to the practical duties of master and mariner (1851)

by Richard Henry DANA (Author of “Two Years before the Mast.”.), John Hoskins BROWN

To say to leeward, is to drift off bodily to leeward. Salts are of two kinds: square sails, which hang ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cold War Espionage, Spies, and Secret Operations (2013)

by R. C. S. Trahair, Robert L. Miller

The flight began to drift off course as if its highly sophisticated navigation system were badly programmed, or simply turned off. The flight was hundreds of miles from its planned flight path, but the captain reported that it was on track. Navigation ...

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Drift Off

1901: Phenoix

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As soon as television became the only secondary way in which films were watched, films had to adhere to a pretty linear system, whereby you can drift off for ten minutes and go and answer the phone and not really lose your place. (Christopher Nolan)
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