saw wood

saw wood
verb
breathe noisily during one's sleep
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she complained that her husband snores

Syn: ↑snore, ↑saw logs
Derivationally related forms: ↑snore (for: ↑snore), ↑snorer (for: ↑snore), ↑snoring (for: ↑snore)
Hypernyms: ↑breathe, ↑take a breath, ↑respire, ↑suspire
Entailment: ↑sleep, ↑kip, ↑slumber, ↑log Z's, ↑catch some Z's
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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phrasal
1. slang : to attend to one's affairs : mind one's business

said nothing and sawed wood and drank his coffee — Helen Reilly


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