verb (used with object), zoned, zon·ing.
verb (used without object), zoned, zon·ing.
Origin of zone
Related formszone·less, adjectivein·ter·zone, nounmis·zone, verb, mis·zoned, mis·zon·ing.un·zone, verb (used with object), un·zoned, un·zon·ing.
British Dictionary definitions for zone out
- a mental state that enables a competitor to perform to the best of his or her abilityHingis is in the zone at the moment
- (modifier) of or relating to competitive performance that depends on the mood or state of mind of the participanta zone player
Derived Formszoning, noun
Word Origin for zone
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Idioms and Phrases with zone out
Stop paying attention, dissociate oneself from a situation. Also, engage in a mindless activity. For example, When Felicia starts talking about her ailments and her friends' ailments, I totally zone out. This idiom also occurs in the passive, be zoned out. It originally alluded to narcotic intoxication and then was broadened to other kinds of dissociation. For a near synonym, see tune out, def. 2. [Slang; second half of 1900s]