One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he dozed but woke with a start’
catnap, nap, take a nap, take a siesta, sleep lightly, drowse, rest
informal snooze, have a snooze, snatch forty winks, get some shut-eye
British informal kip, have a kip, get some kip, zizz, have a zizz, get some zizz
North American informal catch some Zs, catch a few Zs
1‘she had a short doze before work’
catnap, nap, siesta, light sleep, drowse, rest
informal snooze, forty winks
British informal kip, zizz
‘he dozed off in front of the fire’
fall asleep, go to sleep, drop off, get to sleep
nod off, go off, drift off, crash out, go out like a light, flake out, conk out
sack out, zone out
wake up, stay awake
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