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Sometimes I get done working and my mind is utterly exhausted. I want something to entertain me mindlessly.

Is there a good verb to describe this action?

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It's called television – andy256 Aug 3 '14 at 7:47
Hmm television is not a verb. How can we verb it? – andy256 Aug 3 '14 at 7:48
up vote 3 down vote accepted

You want to veg out. Or you can say you're looking for brain candy.

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brain candy was the first thing that came to my mind, too. – Barmar Aug 3 '14 at 10:07
I really like brain candy – Zach Saucier Aug 3 '14 at 20:37

Take one's mind off is a useful expression:

  • turn one's attention from, divert, distract.
  • to do something to help you forget about something else.

When she studies hard for tests, Tam likes to take her mind off her topic every few hours and go for a walk.


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to divert / to distract

"I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." Isaac Newton

I wonder if you meant on who does it unintentionally or a diversion.




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In my condition it's more so after the work and I'm in an exhausted state. I'll update the question – Zach Saucier Aug 3 '14 at 4:04

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