Definition of doze verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

doze

 verb
verb
NAmE//doʊz//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they doze
 
he / she / it dozes
 
past simple dozed
 
-ing form dozing
 
 
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to sleep lightly for a short time I dozed fitfully until dawn. Thesaurussleepdoze nap snoozeThese words all mean to rest with your eyes closed and your mind and body not active.sleep to rest with your eyes closed and your mind and body not active:Did you sleep well? I couldn't sleep last night.doze to sleep lightly, waking up easily, often when you are not in bed:He was dozing in front of the TV.nap to sleep for a short time, especially during the day.snooze (informal) to sleep lightly for a short time, especially during the day and usually not in bed:My brother was snoozing on the sofa.Patterns to sleep/doze lightly/fitfully to doze/snooze gently Phrasal Verbsdoze off

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