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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)

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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)
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