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1doze

verb \ˈdōz\
dozeddoz·ing

Definition of DOZE

intransitive verb
1
a :  to sleep lightly
b :  to fall into a light sleep —usually used with off
2
:  to be in a dull or stupefied condition
transitive verb
:  to pass (as time) drowsily
doze noun
doz·er noun

Origin of DOZE

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse dūsa to doze
First Known Use: 1677

Rhymes with DOZE

2doze

verb
dozeddoz·ing

Definition of DOZE

transitive verb
:  bulldoze 2
doz·er noun

Origin of DOZE

probably back-formation from dozer (bulldozer)
First Known Use: 1945

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