zone out

verb
zoned out; zoning out; zones out

Definition of zone out

intransitive verb

: to become oblivious to one's surroundings especially in order to relax zone out in front of the TV

First Known Use of zone out

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of zone out was in 1982

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“Zone out.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zones%20out. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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