doze off

phrasal verb

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

Examples of doze off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Your baby might just surprise you by dozing off again without you! Parents Editors, Parents, 3 Oct. 2023 And even after the honeymoon stage, issues like friends, families, and living in different cities couldn’t break them apart, with Brett offering to upgrade his already spotless apartment and Tiffany just … not dozing off again. Charlotte Walsh, Vulture, 13 Oct. 2023 Yet the team found that rats, when injected with a similar substance, doze off just the same. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 16 Oct. 2023 That drop in body temperature naturally starts about two hours before you doze off. Ashley Mateo, SELF, 11 Aug. 2023 Savannah had dozed off in the rocker and slept there overnight, which Greninger said the family did not realize was against manufacturer’s instructions. Suzy Khimm, NBC News, 13 Sep. 2023 Not too soft or too firm with excellent support, laying down on it was like dozing off on a cloud. Theresa Holland, Peoplemag, 29 Aug. 2023 Paul, in his mid-70s at the time, would tend to doze off at times during the meeting. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 28 Aug. 2023 That morning, while a concerned Melissa dozed off after spending hours in Karlie’s room with her, Karlie left the family's rural Mono County home and never returned. Greg Hanlon, Peoplemag, 7 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Doze off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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