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snooze

verb \ ˈsnüz \

Definition of snooze

snoozed; snoozing
intransitive verb
:to take a nap :doze

Examples of snooze in a Sentence

  1. snoozed through those long winter nights under a thick down comforter

  2. she was just snoozing when she heard the knock at the door

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Origin and Etymology of snooze

origin unknown

snooze Synonyms

Synonyms
catnap, doze, nap, rest, slumber, sleep
Related Words
drop off, drowse (off), nod off; oversleep, sleep in; dream, hibernate
Near Antonyms
arise, arouse, awake, rise, wake

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snooze

noun

Definition of snooze

1 :nap
2 :something boring or uninspiring

Examples of snooze in a Sentence

  1. took a snooze after lunch to refresh himself

  2. man, that novel is a snooze—there's not one interesting character in it

Recent Examples of snooze from the Web

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First Known Use of snooze

1793

snooze Synonyms

Synonyms
catnap, doze, drowse, forty winks, kip [chiefly British], siesta, 1nap, wink
Related Words
repose, rest; slumber; bed
Near Antonyms
blast, gas [slang], kick, rush, upper


SNOOZE Defined for English Language Learners

snooze

verb

Definition of snooze for English Language Learners

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


snooze

noun

Definition of snooze for English Language Learners

  • : a short period of light sleep

  • : something that is dull or boring


SNOOZE Defined for Kids

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snooze

verb \ ˈsnüz \

Definition of snooze for Students

snoozed; snoozing
:to take a nap

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snooze

noun

Definition of snooze for Students

:a short sleep :nap


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