zone out


zone out
intransitive verb
Etymology: probably from zone out (vt.) exclude from a zone, make unaware of
: to become oblivious to one's surroundings especially in order to relax

zone out in front of the TV

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zone out (slang)
To lose concentration or awareness of one's surroundings
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Main Entry:zone

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informal fall asleep or lose concentration or consciousness

I just zoned out for a moment

Origin:
compare with sense 3 of zoned

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zone out [phrasal verb]
US informal : to stop paying attention because you are tired, bored, etc.

I zoned out during the movie.

— see also zoned out
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Main Entry:zone

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ˌzone ˈout derived
(especially NAmE, informal) to fall asleep, become unconscious or stop paying attention

I just zoned out for a moment.

Main entry:zonederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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