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doze

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verb \ˈdōz\

Definition of doze

dozed

dozing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to sleep lightly b :  to fall into a light sleep —usually used with off

  3. 2 :  to be in a dull or stupefied condition

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to pass (as time) drowsily

doze

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dozer

noun


Origin and Etymology of doze

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse dūsa to doze


First Known Use: 1677


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doze

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Definition of doze

dozed

dozing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  bulldoze 2

dozer

noun


Origin and Etymology of doze

probably back-formation from dozer (bulldozer)


First Known Use: 1945

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Rhymes with doze



DOZE Defined for Kids

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doze

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verb \ˈdōz\

Definition of doze for Students

dozed

dozing

  1. :  to sleep lightly <The baby soon fell asleep and Shlemiel dozed too, still rocking the cradle with his foot. — Isaac Bashevis Singer, Zlateh the Goat>

doze off

  1. :  to fall asleep <I dozed off on the couch.>




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doze

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noun

Definition of doze for Students

  1. :  a light sleep





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