Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “drift off”

See all translations

drift off

phrasal verb with drift
 
 
/drɪft/ verb
to gradually start to sleep: I drifted off during the lecture.Sleep and sleeping
Translations of “drift off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 漸漸入睡…
in Russian задремать…
in Turkish yavaş yavaş uykuya dalmak, uyuklamaya başlamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 渐渐入睡…
in Polish przysypiać…
(Definition of drift off from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “drift off” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

past participle

the form of a verb, usually made by adding -ed, used in some grammatical structures such as the passive and the present perfect

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More