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  • v. To stop paying attention and think about something else, or to think about nothing


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  • She had her iPod with her and figured she’d zone out for the trip.


  • The standard contingent of homeless gazed in astonishment at the activity, which would have made an upturned ant’s nest look calm by comparison: Two men, hand in hand, ran up the steps, both wearing tuxedos; a minivan pulled into a red zone out in front of the Hall, a uniformed patrol looking on benevolently as the van’s driver and two passengers unloaded armloads of flowers.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice


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