snooze

verb
\ˈsnüz \
snoozed; snoozing

Definition of snooze 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to take a nap : doze

snooze

noun

Definition of snooze (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : nap

2 : something boring or uninspiring

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Synonyms for snooze

Synonyms: Verb

catnap, doze, drowse, kip [British], nap, slumber

Synonyms: Noun

bore, drag, drip, droner, dullsville, nudnik (also nudnick), snoozer, yawn, yawner

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Examples of snooze in a Sentence

Verb

snoozed through those long winter nights under a thick down comforter she was just snoozing when she heard the knock at the door

Noun

took a snooze after lunch to refresh himself man, that novel is a snooze—there's not one interesting character in it
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

After zooming in on a snoozing friend, the singer pans to a mirror, showing him and Bella with their arms around each other. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid and The Weeknd Went Instagram Official with the Sweetest Video," 23 July 2018 Suddenly, your snoozing canine companion is on all fours, at full attention, tail wagging and muzzle barking at the moving picture box in front of you both. Saryn Chorney, PEOPLE.com, "Yes, Your Dog Probably Is Watching Television, and Here's What He Sees, According to Science," 16 Jan. 2018 The short person has departed for another day at the local summer job and the mascots are quietly snoozing in their respective corners, awaiting a steamy day. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: Sanofi closes a plant over environmental concerns; Azar promises changes to 340B," 10 July 2018 Those queens, for those who may have snoozed during 16th century history lessons, were cousins Mary Stuart, queen of Scotland (and queen consort in France), and Elizabeth I, queen of England. refinery29.com, "Margot Robbie & Saoirse Ronan's Orange Wigs Alone Are Oscar-Worthy In Mary Queen Of Scots Trailer," 12 July 2018 The short person has left for the local summer job and, as always, the official mascots are snoozing here and there. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: Most drug price hikes occurred before Azar arrived; Novartis abandons antibiotics," 12 July 2018 Tommy, alongside his then-wife, Marilyn Kelley, raised four strong daughters in their Enfield home, where their summer garden was bountiful, Clancy lay snoozing beneath the oak, and lilacs surrounded the back stoop. courant.com, "Orrin W. Thompson," 7 July 2018 Campers are then led to various napping pods and sleeping stations to snooze until lunchtime. Tanika Davis, baltimoresun.com, "If parents went to summer camp," 27 June 2018 Long sleepers, per the new study, snoozed for nine or more hours. Ben Guarino, chicagotribune.com, "People who sleep in on weekends avoid dying young, study suggests," 23 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

People are hailing it as the biggest snooze of London fashion week. Fox News, "London Fashion Week featured 'Chubby Cloud' for tired trendsetters to sleep on," 18 Sep. 2018 Like the Dreamery, Nap York says demand peaks around lunch hour when workers need a mid-day snooze. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Is There a Market for Napping in the City That Never Sleeps?," 7 Aug. 2018 And with 40 to 50 percent of adults napping on a regular basis, Mednick said, that leads to some creative ways to sneak in a workday snooze, such as workers going to their cars, a park bench, the library or a coffee shop to nod off discreetly. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Office napping climbs out from under the desk and into high-tech pods," 5 July 2018 Third, the initial rollout of the feature will not include a way to un-snooze keywords. Madeline Buxton, refinery29.com, "A New Facebook Control Helps You Avoid Spoiler Alerts," 27 June 2018 Benefits include a more productive workforce and, hopefully, the end to stealth sales meeting snoozes. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Office napping climbs out from under the desk and into high-tech pods," 5 July 2018 The shortest person has left for a new summer job overseeing even smaller people and the official mascots are enjoying snoozes under windows where cool breezes and a warm sunshine can be felt. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: FDA OKs first medicine derived from marijuana; drug makers benefit from opioid bills," 26 June 2018 The result: a soothing space that’s a respite from the city but not a snooze. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "A Living Room for People Who Love Neutrals—but Hate Dullness," 21 June 2018 The Pharmalot campus, however, is rather quiet this morning as the short person has bolted for a quick trip to the shore now that school is out, and the official mascots have settled in for their usual snooze. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: A ‘right to try’ drug may cost $300,000; a rash of shortages for a new shingles vaccine," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of snooze

Verb

1785, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for snooze

Verb

origin unknown

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snooty

snoove

snooze

snooze button

snoozer

snoozle

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More Definitions for snooze

snooze

verb

English Language Learners Definition of snooze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to sleep lightly especially for a short period of time

snooze

noun

English Language Learners Definition of snooze (Entry 2 of 2)

: a short period of light sleep

: something that is dull or boring

snooze

verb
\ˈsnüz \
snoozed; snoozing

Kids Definition of snooze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to take a nap

snooze

noun

Kids Definition of snooze (Entry 2 of 2)

: a short sleep : nap

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