Phrasal-Verbs – Letter N (With Prepositions)

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(to) Nod Off – To “nod” is when one moves his or her head up and down as a way of communicating a “yes” answer (unless you live in Bulgaria), so to *nod off* is a way of saying:  “to fall asleep without realizing it”.  This is usually done while sitting up or while reading.  As the person falls asleep his or her head falls forward or back.  Thus, the word “nod”.  (This should not be confused with (to) “Nod Out”, which is a slang term for getting high on heroin or some other opiate.)


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