Zone out – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To zone out is to stop thinking about anything, or to stop being interested in what is happening around you, especially because you are tired or bored. 

North American slang.

Examples of use:

1. The party was so boring that she sat in a chair and zoned out.

2. I’m sorry, what did you say? I zoned out for a moment and didn’t hear what you were saying.

3. Our English lesson was so boring we all started zoning out!

4. I didn’t sleep well last night and I zoned out during the office meeting this afternoon.

5. Zoning out while driving a car is extremely dangerous.

zone out
present simple
zone out and zones out
-ing form
zoning out
past simple
zoned out
past partciple
zoned out

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