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doze

doze

 
 
pronunciation:
doz
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: dozed, dozes, dozing
definition 1: to sleep lightly, for a short time or fitfully.
After that big meal, we dozed on the couch in front of the TV.I woke up at seven o'clock, but since it was Saturday, I dozed until eight.
synonyms:
catnap, nap, snooze
similar words:
sleep, slumber
definition 2: to fall into a light sleep (often fol. by off).
It's dangerous for a driver to doze off at the wheel.
similar words:
drop off, drowse, nod
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to spend (a period of time) dozing or in drowsiness (often fol. by away).
I need to get a good night's sleep so I won't doze the day away tomorrow.
synonyms:
drowse away, slumber
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part of speech: noun
definition: a short, light, sometimes fitful sleep.
I had a lovely doze in the hammock this afternoon.
synonyms:
catnap, forty winks, nap, snooze
similar words:
drowse, nod, siesta, sleep, slumber
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derivation: dozer (n.)