drift off

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of drift off

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

Word by Word Definitions

drift play
  1. : the act of driving something along

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

  3. : 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)

  2. : to move or float smoothly and effortlessly

  3. : to move along a line of least resistance

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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