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

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 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 Choose where to snooze in New Braunfels at any of these unique historic lodging options. Michelle Newman, San Antonio Express-News, "New Braunfels: Your guide to shopping, dining and hotels," 11 June 2018 Previous sleep science research hasn’t fully examined the effects of weekend snoozing. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Sleeping in on the weekends could help you live longer, study suggests," 23 May 2018 One dog snoozes at her feet, and another snores on her lap. David Frese, kansascity, "The last graduation, the last game, the last prom. Parents, are you ready for it? | The Kansas City Star," 27 Apr. 2018 Ruark and the others followed the park session with lunch at Chili's, where the four dogs snoozed under the table. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "For military veterans suffering from PTSD, are service dogs good therapy?," 28 Mar. 2018 Ruark and the others followed the park session with lunch at Chili's, where the four dogs snoozed under the table. Author: Karin Brulliard, Anchorage Daily News, "Military veterans with PTSD turn to service dogs for help. But does it work?," 27 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 These groups are the best way to feel connected to a team playing thousands of miles away, and the best reason never to hit snooze and record the match, or watch from the comfort of your couch. Washington Post, "Watch your favorite Premier League team at one of D.C.’s best soccer bars," 6 Aug. 2015 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

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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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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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