When you snooze, you take a quick nap during the day. Nobody snoozes for too long though, because then you’d just call it "sleeping."

Maybe you’ve fallen asleep in class before, dozed off while watching a movie, or snoozed for a minute while learning some new vocabulary. Wake up, sleepyhead! Snoozing is a light type of sleep, probably without dreams even. If you like reading at the beach, make sure you’re wearing sunscreen in case you snooze off.

Definitions of snooze
  1. verb
    sleep lightly or for a short period of time
    synonyms: doze, drowse
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    type of:
    catch a wink, catnap, nap
    take a siesta
  2. noun
    sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
    synonyms: cat sleep, catnap, forty winks, nap, short sleep
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    a nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)
    a nap
    type of:
    the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
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