English version

drift off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdrift off phrasal verbSLEEPto gradually fall asleep I was just drifting off when the phone rang. He felt himself drifting off to sleep. drift→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
drift offHe must have drifted off again, for when he awoke, the train had come to a halt.That night as he drifted off to sleep, Quincy tried to imagine what the day would have been like if Marta had been there.She was just starting to drift off, when she heard a scream downstairs.
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Verb table
drift
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydrift
he, she, itdrifts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydrifted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave drifted
he, she, ithas drifted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad drifted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill drift
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have drifted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam drifting
he, she, itis drifting
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you, we, theyare drifting
Past
I, he, she, itwas drifting
you, we, theywere drifting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been drifting
he, she, ithas been drifting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been drifting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be drifting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been drifting
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