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 Dictionary entry overview: What does doze off mean? 

DOZE OFF (verb)
  The verb DOZE OFF has 1 sense:

1. change from a waking to a sleeping state

  Familiarity information: DOZE OFF used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DOZE OFF (verb)

Sense 1doze off [BACK TO TOP]


Change from a waking to a sleeping state

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care


dope off; doze off; drift off; drowse off; fall asleep; flake out; nod off; drop off

Context example:

he always falls asleep during lectures

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "doze off"):

zonk out (fall asleep fast, as when one is extremely tired)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

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