(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. nap, doze, sleep, forty winks. See inactivity.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. slumber, drowse, nap; see rest 1 , sleep .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
doze, nap, drowse, *catch some Zs, take a siesta. see sleep
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To sleep for a brief period: catnap, doze (off), nap, nod (off), siesta. Idiom: catch (or grab or take) forty winks. See AWARENESS. II noun A brief sleep: catnap, doze, nap, siesta. See AWARENESS.

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