Definition of snooze verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

snooze

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verb
BrE BrE//snuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snuːz//
 
[intransitive](informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snooze
BrE BrE//snuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snuːz//
 
he / she / it snoozes
BrE BrE//ˈsnuːzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnuːzɪz//
 
past simple snoozed
BrE BrE//snuːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snuːzd//
 
past participle snoozed
BrE BrE//snuːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snuːzd//
 
-ing form snoozing
BrE BrE//ˈsnuːzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnuːzɪŋ//
 
 
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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. The dog was snoozing with half an eye open. We spent a few hours snoozing in the sun. Synonymssleepdoze nap snoozeThese words all mean to rest with your eyes closed and your mind and body not active.sleep to rest with your eyes shut and your mind and body not active:Did you sleep well? I couldn’t sleep last night. It is more usual to say that somebody is asleep than that they are sleeping; but if you use an adverb to say how they are sleeping, use sleeping:‘What’s Ashley doing?’ ‘Sh! She’s asleep.’ The baby was sleeping peacefully. The baby was asleep peacefully.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 Word Origin late 18th cent.: of unknown origin.

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