Definition of Drift off

1. Verb. Change from a waking to a sleeping state. "He always falls asleep during lectures"

Exact synonyms: Dope Off, Doze Off, Drop Off, Drowse Off, Fall Asleep, Flake Out, Nod Off
Specialized synonyms: Zonk Out
Antonyms: Wake Up

Definition of Drift off

1. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) To fall asleep. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) to lose concentration ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drift Off

dries out
dries up
drift apart
drift away
drift cyclotron loss cone instabilities
drift feeder
drift ice
drift line
drift motion
drift movements
drift net
drift off (current term)
drift pumping
drift space
drift spaces
drift surface
drift velocity
drift wave

Literary usage of Drift off

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1. Remarks on Forest Scenery, and Other Woodland Views by William Gilpin (1834)
"... and that the simple removal of these main stays may be the means of allowing the whole island to drift off, either bodily or in detail. ..."

2. The Coal Resources of the Clintwood and Bucu Quadrangles, Virginia by Henry Hinds, Geological Survey (U.S.) (1916)
"Sample 10734 was obtained at face of butt-heading, off the fourth left drift off the McClure entry; and sample 10735 in room 16, off right heading 3, ..."

3. Dansk-norsk-engelsk Ordbog by Johannes Magnussen (1902)
"... det vidt i noget make a great proficiency in something; — «I "vi] slink away; [mar] drift off; Skyerne — «f 3. V. the clouds are drifting from the SW; ..."

4. This Side of Paradise by Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1920)
"''Come on, let's let the smoke drift off. We'll go down and watch football practice/' ..."

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