A person who dozes, enters into a light sleep. This word is often followed by the preposition "off."
- Jim caught himself dozing off during the meeting.
- The meeting was so boring he began to doze off.
- A trucker dozed off at the wheel and went off the road.
- Don’t doze off. Pay attention!
- I wasn’t really sleeping. I was just dozing.
- A dozing student could be heard snoring in the library.
- The security guard was caught dozing at his desk.
- Dozing off on the job will get you fired.
- To prevent himself from going to sleep, Jerry took a couple of No-doze tablets, which kept him awake through the night. (No-doze is an over-the-counter tablet that is taken in order to reduce the chance of going to sleep.)
- Dozing beneath large umbrellas planted in the sand were several tourists enjoying their final few days of Florida warmth and sunshine.
She’s just dozing off in the chair.
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Date of publication: January 4, 2017