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Definition of snooze verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

snooze

 verb
verb
NAmE//snuz//
 
[intransitive] (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snooze
 
he / she / it snoozes
 
past simple snoozed
 
-ing form snoozing
 
 
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to have a short light sleep, especially during the day and usually not in bed My brother was snoozing on the sofa. 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
snooze noun [singular]
 
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I often have a snooze after lunch.

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