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

v sleep lightly or for a short period of time

doze, drowse
Type of:
catch a wink, catnap, nap
take a siesta

n sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)

cat sleep, catnap, forty winks, nap, short sleep
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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