• IPA: /snuːz/
  • (AU, New Zealand, British, Scotland, Northern Ireland) IPA: /snʉːz/

snooze (snoozes, present participle snoozing; past and past participle snoozed)

  1. (intransitive) To sleep, especially briefly; to nap, doze.
    The boss caught him snoozing at his desk.
  2. (transitive) To pause; to postpone for a short while.
    • 2003, Ken Slovak, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (page 110)
      It enables you to dismiss the reminder, dismiss all reminders, open the highlighted item in the Reminder dialog, and snooze the reminder. Snoozing a reminder is similar to hitting the snooze button on an alarm clock […]
    • 2007, Sue Mosher, Microsoft Outlook 2007 Programming (page 359)
      Let's say you want to see all your reminders, but you don't want it to be too easy to snooze the ones for important items.
    • 2011, Dan Gookin, Bill Loguidice, Motorola ATRIX For Dummies (page 40)
      To snooze the phone, press and release the power button.
  • French: faire une sieste, faire un somme, (informal) piquer un roupillon
  • German: dösen, nicken, ein Nickerchen machen
  • Portuguese: cochilar, dormitar
  • Russian: дрема́ть
  • Spanish: dormitar

snooze (plural snoozes)

  1. A brief period of sleep; a nap.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:sleep
    The cat enjoys taking a snooze on a sunny windowsill.
  2. (informal) The snooze button on an alarm clock.
  3. (informal) Something boring.
    The whole movie was a snooze.
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