nod off

This page is about the phrasal verb nod off.

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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Contributor: Matt Errey