drowse
I. verb (drowsed; drowsing) Etymology: probably akin to Gothic driusan to fall — more at dreary Date: 1573 intransitive verb 1. to be inactive 2. to fall into a light slumber transitive verb 1. to make drowsy or inactive 2. to pass (time) drowsily or in drowsing II. noun Date: 1796 the act or an instance of drowsing ; doze

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  • Drowse — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Drowse» Canción de Queen Álbum A Day at the Races Publicación 1976 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Drowse — Drowse, n. A slight or imperfect sleep; a doze. [1913 Webster] But smiled on in a drowse of ecstasy. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drowse — (drouz), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drowsed} (drouzd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drowsing}.] [AS. dr[=u]sian, dr[=u]san, to sink, become slow or inactive; cf. OD. droosen to be sleepy, fall asleep, LG. dr[=u]sen, druusken, to slumber, fall down with a noise;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drowse — Drowse, v. t. To make heavy with sleepiness or imperfect sleep; to make dull or stupid. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drowse — [drauz] v [I] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: drowsy] to be in a light sleep or to feel as though you are almost asleep ▪ I was drowsing in front of the television when you called …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drowse — [ drauz ] verb intransitive to be in a light sleep or to feel that you are going to sleep …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drowse — 1570s, probably a back formation from DROWSY (Cf. drowsy). O.E. had a similar word, but there is a 600 year gap …   Etymology dictionary

  • drowse — doze, snooze, *sleep, slumber, nap, catnap …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • drowse — [drouz] vi. drowsed, drowsing [< OE drusian, to become sluggish < base of dreosan, to drip: see DREARY] to sleep lightly; be half asleep; doze vt. 1. Rare to make sleepy or sluggish 2. to spend (time) in drowsing n. the act or an instance… …   English World dictionary

  • Drowse — Queen – A Day at the Races Veröffentlichung 18. Dezember 1976 Label EMI / Hollywood Records Format(e) LP, Cassette; CD Genre(s) Rock …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • drowse — UK [draʊz] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms drowse : present tense I/you/we/they drowse he/she/it drowses present participle drowsing past tense drowsed past participle drowsed to be in a light sleep, or to feel that you are going to sleep …   English dictionary

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