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

Synonyms: Noun

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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 The perro was huge but friendly, and spent most of his time snoozing under the tables at the restaurant. Los Angeles Times, "On vacation in Puerto Vallarta? Head south on a jungle path for secluded beaches and pristine views," 7 Sep. 2019 Visitors were surprised to find a young black bear snoozing on a counter in the ladies' bathroom -- dreaming of honey, no doubt. Christi Scott, CNN, "Must-watch videos of the week," 6 Sep. 2019 True freshman Graham Mertz has gotten the buzz, but don’t snooze on redshirt freshman Chase Wolf. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "Column: 6 teams can win the Big Ten West (sorry, Illinois). Here are reasons to believe in each of them — and reasons to doubt.," 19 Aug. 2019 Further Reading People keep spotting Teslas with snoozing drivers on the freeway This has become a regular occurrence. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Another Tesla driver apparently fell asleep—here’s what Tesla could do," 10 Sep. 2019 In his final years he was frequently photographed snoozing during important African summit meetings — clinging to power, though barely able to stay awake. Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times, "Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s longtime president, dies at 95," 5 Sep. 2019 The researchers theorize that this is because the amount of energy your body uses to digest and metabolize food drops as your inner clock tells it to get ready to snooze. Marisa Cohen, Good Housekeeping, "Why You're Gaining Weight Suddenly, According to Doctors and Dietitians," 27 Aug. 2019 The artist snoozes in a piece that projects her reclining form on the wall and several standing cylinders, so that her face bends around one of the curved tubes. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: A revelatory exhibition by D.C. artist Jonathan Monaghan," 26 July 2019 The working-age employment rate has risen to an all-time high, so in Mr Osborne’s terms there are fewer people still snoozing as their neighbours begin their morning commute. The Economist, "British attitudes to welfare have undergone a quiet revolution," 11 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun View Sample Sign Up Now These short snoozes could be a valuable way to relieve stress and compensate for inadequate sleep at night, thereby protecting heart health, the paper says. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Go Ahead, Take a Nap. A New Study Says They May Be Good for Your Heart," 9 Sep. 2019 Nap length did not appear to influence the findings, and included anything from a quick, five-minute catnap to an hour-plus snooze. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "1 to 2 naps a week may help keep your heart healthy, study finds," 9 Sep. 2019 On slower mornings, a quick tap-to-snooze feature gives you an extra nine minutes of sleep. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "You Can Snag This Best-Selling Sunrise Alarm Clock Our Readers Love for Just $89 Today," 15 July 2019 The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is responsible for this snooze of a show. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "The American Pavilion in the Venice Biennale: Safe and Sorry," 10 Aug. 2019 Signaling the character's louche-ness from his first entrance, which features simulated urination and a drunken snooze, Everett conveys scathing ennui with ease. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Uncle Vanya': Theater Review," 31 July 2019 The quest for digital snooze optimization now begins in infancy, with products like the Snoo Smart Baby Sleeper, a robotic bassinet that rocks and shushes your baby to sleep. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "To Compete With Startups, Old-School Mattress Makers Plug Into Data," 29 July 2019 Vegas, the city that not only never sleeps and rarely even snoozes, is strengthening security while trying not to kill the good-time vibe. Los Angeles Times, "Vegas Escapes: The city is keeping a close eye on you," 25 July 2019 In the hours following the announcement of Ramon Laureano’s American League Player of the Week honor, Laureano took a light snooze in the A’s clubhouse at Minute Maid Park. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Ramon Laureano honored AL Player of the Week," 22 July 2019

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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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The first known use of snooze was in 1785

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snooze

verb
How to pronounce snooze (audio)

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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