drift off

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Verb1.drift off - change from a waking to a sleeping statedrift off - change from a waking to a sleeping state; "he always falls asleep during lectures"
zonk out - fall asleep fast, as when one is extremely tired; "after the long drive, we zonked out and slept for 10 hours"

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vi to drift off (to sleep)einschlafen; (= doze)eindämmern
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But this is how men manage to drift off, even when you'd think it was impossible.
THE chief executive of BP yesterday urged Scots not to drift off from the UK.
THE Bach Rescue Night range is formulated, using five of the Bach Original Flower Essences, to help you drift off more easily.
Sometimes you can just drift off a little bit and start thinking how amazing it would be if I did achieve my ultimate dream.
Ewan emits soothing sounds at low base frequency, and this, together with the soft glow, will help toddlers drift off.
As we drift off the body changes its temperature and breathing patterns.
What we say You may have to 'work' a little harder than you would during an average spa treatment - there's no chance to just drift off - but this detoxifying wrap is well worth it.
Turn on soothing music before you drift off to sleep.
But Scotland, the North East and Yorkshire bore the brunt of the white hell-which is predicted to drift off by the weekend.
Gazing at the tank for at least 10 minutes should enable guests to become more relaxed and to drift off to sleep more quickly.
If you don't drift off within 10 minutes, get up and perform some quiet, simple activity, such as doing a puzzle or writing a letter.
As these expense-anathematic luxuries drift off into the mists of history, the prevalent response by chief underwriters is, typically, an impotent combination of hunkering down and hankering for the good old days--neither of which does any good.