to be so interested in your own thoughts, your brain stops focusing on the reception from your senses. You only snap out of it when, 1) you realize you zoned out and subsequently "come back into the real world", 2) something happens that catches your attention, like say a major movement in front of your face, or 3) someone says your name.
When the principle came into to talk to us about Jacob running away from school on his longboard, I was so bored by that old hag that I had to zone out in five seconds. I snapped out of it when she stopped talking, and guess what I was thinking about? A sandwich.
by A-person_yay April 9, 2014
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1. to lose awareness of one's surroundings

2. to become drug intoxicated
I think I was about to zone out.
by The Return of Light Joker October 24, 2007
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To Look Stoned, While Being Very Deep In Thought.
"Jen zoned out the other day in music class. Then the teacher was like 'OMG Jen, are you okay?!!!', then she snapped out of it, and she didn't have a clue what was going on."

OMG! What a ditz!
by The Zona Man January 3, 2005
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boss:hey man wake up!
man:i was NOT sleeping. I just happened to zone out!
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when you’re thinking about something, and it makes you forget to talk.
Mouth open, he zoned-out to think about bonobos as his bitch of a wife continued to whine about the croutons at the salad bar at the restaurant that SHE chose on YOUR birthday.
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1. To be day dreaming and unaware of the things around you. You usually appear to be staring at something, when in fact you are just looking in one place and you are deep in thought, or your mind is blank and you are trying to find yourself. Often people will wave their hand in front of your face and make a huge deal out of getting you to 'come back to earth'

2.A lot of times people that self-harm will "zone out" before they do it. This simply means that they seem to block out everything around them and can no longer reconize where they are, nor can they feel pain.
1. Becca was so bored in history class that she zoned out, so Tyler started to wave his hands in front of her to make her snap out of it.

2.Emily zoned out before she slit her wrists.
by Razzle be dazzled November 17, 2005
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Spaced out, stoned, unaware, oblivious, unconscious, drugged, narcotized.

Derived from the 70's phrase "lost in the ozone", which led to the related terms "ozoned", "zoned", and "zoned out".
I got kinda zoned out listening to Green Day and forgot to finish my term paper.

Dubya got zoned out at the Cabinet meeting and decided to invade Iraq without a legitimate cause.
by Hugh Johnson November 17, 2005
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