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nod off

Meaning: to fall asleep unintentionally, due to extreme tiredness or drowsiness caused by drug-taking

For example:

  • I'd been up since 5 in the morning, and I was very tired. I nodded off in front of the TV soon after having dinner.

  • Denny had taken a little more heroin than usual, and his head was slowly falling forward as he nodded off.

Quick Quiz:

Jenny was sitting on the sofa nodding off because she was
  1. really tired
  2. agreeing with me
  3. talking on the phone

Discuss: nod off

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