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Phrasal Verbs

nod off

This page is about the phrasal verb nod off

INFORMAL

Meaning

If you nod off, you fall asleep without meaning to.

Synonym

doze off

For example

  • nod off We went to see the new James Bond movie, but Gary nodded off half way through and started snoring. It was pretty funny.

  • nod off while doing sth Many bad accidents happen because people nod off while driving, so you should never drive if you're feeling sleepy.

Quick Quiz

Many students started to nod off in their English class. The lesson must have been

a. really boring

b. really interesting

c. lots of fun

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