drift off

Definition of drift off


  1. :  to fall asleep She drifted off while I was still talking. He gradually drifted off to sleep.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the act of driving something along

    :  the flow or the velocity of the current of a river or ocean stream

    :  something driven, propelled, or urged along or drawn together in a clump by or as if by a natural agency: such as

  1. :  to become driven or carried along (as by a current of water, wind, or air)

    :  to move or float smoothly and effortlessly

    :  to move along a line of least resistance

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

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

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

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a trip made at another's expense

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