doze off

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doze 1

v. dozed, doz·ing, doz·es
To sleep lightly and intermittently.
To spend (time) dozing or as if dozing: dozed the summer away.
A short, light sleep.
Phrasal Verb:
doze off
To fall into a light sleep.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

doz′er n.

doze 2

intr. & tr.v. dozed, doz·ing, doz·es
To use a bulldozer; bulldoze.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.doze off - change from a waking to a sleeping statedoze 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"
يَبْدَأُ بِالنَوْمِ الـخَفِيفيَغْفو، يَغْلِبُهُ النُّعاس
zdřímnout (si)zdřímnout si
døse hen
detta útaf; fá sér blund
깜박 잠들다
zdriemnuť si
slumra till
içi geçmekuyuyakalmak
ngủ lơ mơ

w>doze off


(dəuz) verb
to sleep lightly for short periods. The old lady dozed in her chair.
a short sleep.
doze off
to go into a light sleep.

doze off

يَبْدَأُ بِالنَوْمِ الـخَفِيف zdřímnout (si) døse hen einnicken αποκοιμιέμαι adormecerse, dormirse torkahtaa s’assoupir zadrijemati addormentarsi まどろむ 깜박 잠들다 indutten duppe av przysnąć cochilar, passar pelas brasas задремать slumra till งีบหลับไป uyuyakalmak ngủ lơ mơ 打盹儿
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