Definition of drop off in English:

drop off

phrasal verb

  • Fall asleep easily, especially without intending to:

    ‘struggle as she might, she kept dropping off’
    • ‘Once I had the bed made, I quickly dropped off to sleep.’
    • ‘Punctuating his statement with a yawn, he leaned back, almost immediately dropping off to sleep.’
    • ‘As well as trying to outdo each other, the contestants must also work as a team because the prize pot decreases every time one of them drops off.’
    • ‘Help your baby feel safe and secure with plenty of loving attention throughout the day so she can drop off more easily.’
    • ‘Scott Cameron had spent the evening watching TV and had happily chatted to his sister Caroline before dropping off to sleep.’
    • ‘Every time he dropped off for a snooze she'd set the doll to screech and stick it near his ear.’
    • ‘I turned over, punched the pillow into a new comfort zone, and dropped off just about instantly.’
    • ‘But even dropping off for a moment can be time enough for someone to go through your bag to see if you are wealthier than you look.’
    • ‘And every time someone drops off to sleep, the prize money falls.’
    • ‘By around 7: 30 she's normally getting a bit tired again, so we lie next to her and hug her until she drops off for a nap.’
    fall asleep, go to sleep, get to sleep, have a nap, catnap, drowse
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