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Use the word "snooze" when someone takes a nap or sleeps. It can also be used when someone isn't paying attention.


  • She was caught snoozing at her desk.
  • I took a quick snooze in the afternoon.
  • Someone is taking a snooze in the park.
  • Half of the people at the meeting were snoozing because it was so boring. (This means that they weren't paying attention.)
  • If you snooze, you lose. (This is a common expression in the U.S. It means that if you don't pay attention, you will lose some benefit.)
  • Don hit the snooze button on his alarm and continued to sleep. (The snooze button allows a person to sleep longer after the alarm goes off.)

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Published March 28, 2012







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