doze off

Definition of doze off

:to fall asleep especially for a short period of time
  • A few students dozed off during the movie.

Word by Word Definitions

doze play
  1. : to sleep lightly

  2. : to fall into a light sleep

  3. : to be in a dull or stupefied condition

  1. : bulldoze

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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