snooze

verb
\ ˈsnüz How to pronounce snooze (audio) \
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, nap, rest, sleep, slumber

Synonyms: Noun

catnap, doze, drowse, forty winks, kip [chiefly British], nap, siesta, wink

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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

To read an Opinion or Editorial piece from the Houston Chronicle, go to HoustonChronicle.com To sleep or to snooze? Steven Bender, Houston Chronicle, "Does hitting the snooze button really help you feel better?," 6 June 2019 Naturally, no one in the office has pushed back on me suggesting different ways to snooze on the job. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "This Office Nap Chair Will End Your Mid-Day Slump—If You Can Get Your Boss on Board with It," 16 Apr. 2019 Being able to create reminders that appeared inline with emails and could be managed with exactly the same set of snoozing and archiving tools was super useful. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "Google’s Inbox app is shutting down in March 2019," 12 Sep. 2018 The photo showed two cops in a Chicago Police 6111 vehicle slumped over and snoozing. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Picture of snoozing Chicago cops goes viral after violent weekend," 20 Aug. 2018 The Flex 2 and the Alta HR are better to sleep with than the Charge 3, but that doesn't make the experience of snoozing with the Charge 3 horrible. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Fitbit Charge 3 review: Peppering a fitness tracker with smartwatch powers," 12 Oct. 2018 In April of this year, Google released a complete redesign of Gmail that incorporated nearly all of the key features of Inbox: snoozing, connected tasks lists (albeit in a sidebar), and more. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "Google’s Inbox app is shutting down in March 2019," 12 Sep. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Monday isn’t a complete snooze-fest, thanks to the Sun’s opposition of a retrograde Jupiter. Venus Australis, refinery29.com, "Your Horoscope This Week," 9 June 2019 Delaying getting out of bed for nine minutes by hitting the snooze is simply not going to give us any more restorative sleep. Steven Bender, Quartz, "Hitting the snooze button is bad for your health," 7 June 2019 Delaying getting out of bed for nine minutes by hitting the snooze is simply not going to give us any more restorative sleep. Steven Bender, Houston Chronicle, "Does hitting the snooze button really help you feel better?," 6 June 2019 Everyone from Kendall Jenner to Frank Ocean and A$AP Rocky has been wearing them, spurring a trend that suddenly makes regular ol’ hats feel like a snooze. Vogue, "First Kendall, Now Chloë Sevigny Is Rocking This Granny-Chic Accessory," 3 Apr. 2019 These reusable products are typically made of medical-grade silicone, collect blood rather than absorbing it, and can be used safely for up to 12 hours—more than enough time to hit snooze and still be completely in the clear. Korin Miller, SELF, "Can I Really Not Sleep With a Tampon in During My Period?," 23 Jan. 2018 Other plots include Bex and Rufus (snooze) and hints that Jenny may very well be a sociopath. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, "Every Single Episode of Gossip Girl, Ranked," 19 Sep. 2018 Now all that's left to do is snuggle up—and hit snooze in the morning. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "These Are The Perfect Flannel Sheets For Hot Sleepers," 16 Nov. 2018 The beach can be as enticing for a stroll as for a snooze. Gretchen Reynolds, The Seattle Times, "Planning a break from exercise? Think twice," 8 Aug. 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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Dictionary Entries near snooze

snootful

snooty

snoove

snooze

snooze button

snoozer

snoozle

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The first known use of snooze was in 1785

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snooze

verb

English Language Learners Definition of snooze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal : to sleep lightly especially for a short period of time

snooze

noun

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

informal
: a short period of light sleep
US : something that is dull or boring

snooze

verb
\ ˈsnüz How to pronounce snooze (audio) \
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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