Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) lose focus or awareness of one's surroundings
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I zoned out in class
To 'zone out' means to lose your attention, focus or concentration. You 'zone out' when you stop paying attention to what you are supposed to be doing at that time to think about something else. This is an informal phrase used more in social contexts.
Social Examples (Advance)
When my friends start talking about the latest fashion, I justzone out and think of something else.
Shezoned outyesterday in maths class, and at the end couldn't remember anything the teacher said.
Professional Examples (Basic)
If you don't make your figures relevant and relatable to the audience those watching your presentation will zone out.
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