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    snooze vs doze

    Is there any difference in meaning between "snooze" and "doze" (meaning "sleep")?

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    Re: snooze vs doze

    They mean the same to me.

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    Re: snooze vs doze

    For me, "snooze" is a synomym for "sleep" while "doze" is light sleeping.
    If I'm snoozing away, I may not hear the door open, but if I'm only dozing, I probably will. I tend to doze in a plane, but not really sleep soundly.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: snooze vs doze

    "Snooze" is a special function on an alarm clock that turns off the alarm and sets it to go off again in a few minutes. In college, I used to set my alarm early and hit the snooze button 4 or 5 times. If you "snooze" like that, I would not call that "dozing."

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