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Drift off   /drɪft ɔf/   Listen
Drift off

Change from a waking to a sleeping state.  Synonyms: dope off, doze off, drop off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nod off.

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"Drift off" Quotes from Famous Books

... not like Wiesbaden! And when he played she had not the same emotions. She had heard him now too often, knew too exactly how he produced those sounds; knew that their fire and sweetness and nobility sprang from fingers, ear, brain—not from his soul. Nor was it possible any longer to drift off on those currents of sound into new worlds, to hear bells at dawn, and the dews of evening as they fell, to feel the divinity of wind and sunlight. The romance and ecstasy that at Wiesbaden had soaked her spirit came no more. She was watching for the weak spots, the passages ...
— Forsyte Saga • John Galsworthy

... you never dreamed of, Belllounds, old as you are. An' I'll give you one presently.... But we drift off. Can't you ...
— The Mysterious Rider • Zane Grey

... replies, "Appearances certainly indicate that the Colossus of Roads is absent, and it is to be hoped that he is mending his ways elsewhere." Then the speakers, tipping their reclining chairs to a more recumbent posture, drift off to the ...
— Over the Border: Acadia • Eliza Chase

... He didn't know what a Texas cowman could do with a boat on an alien and unknown shore, but he slipped into it, raised an oar, and shoved back from the sandy spit. At least he could drift off Au Fer's waterless desolation. Tedge would kill him to-morrow when he found him there; because he knew Tedge had fired ...
— O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 • Various

Words linked to "Drift off" :   wake up, nod off, zonk out

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