Drift off – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

April 5, 2012 By Angela Boothroyd

To drift off is to gradually start to sleep.

Examples of use:

1. We closed our eyes and drifted off to sleep in the sun.

2. The meeting was so boring she started drifting off.

3. I was just drifting off when my neighbour’s dog started barking.

4. I was so tired I drifted off during my English lesson.

5. My grandmother always drifts off when we watch a film together.

drift off
present simple
drift off and drifts off
-ing form
drifting off
past simple
drifted off
past participle
drifted off

Can you write a sentence using this phrasal verb?

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