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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.
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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.
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