Meaning of “nod off” in the English Dictionary

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"nod off" in British English

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nod off

informal
phrasal verb with nod uk /nɒd/ us /nɑːd/ verb [ I or T ] -dd-

to begin sleeping, especially not intentionally:

After our busy day, we both sat and nodded off in front of the TV.

(Definition of “nod off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nod off" in American English

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nod off

phrasal verb with nod us /nɑd/ verb -dd-

to begin to sleep, esp. while sitting up:

I nodded off once or twice during the movie.

(Definition of “nod off” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)