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English definition of “doze”


verb [I] uk   /dəʊz/ us    /doʊz/
to have a short sleep, especially during the day: My cat likes dozing in front of the fire.Sleep and sleeping
noun [S] uk   mainly UK us  
He's just having a little doze on the settee.Sleep and sleeping
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of doze from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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