Are you sleepy? Maybe you need to doze a little. To doze is to sleep lightly or to take a nap.

To doze is to just have a little sleep: either a short nap or a very light snooze. Since doze and snooze almost rhyme — and snoring sounds a little like ZZZZZZZZZZZ — the letter Z might be a good way to remember this word. Just make sure you don't "doze off" in class.

Definitions of doze
  1. noun
    a light fitful sleep
    synonyms: drowse
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    type of:
    the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
  2. verb
    sleep lightly or for a short period of time
    synonyms: drowse, snooze
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    type of:
    catch a wink, catnap, nap
    take a siesta
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