daze


daze

verb \ˈdāz\
dazeddaz·ing

Definition of DAZE

transitive verb
1
:  to stupefy especially by a blow :  stun
2
:  to dazzle with light
daze noun
da·zed·ly \ˈdā-zəd-lē\ adverb
dazed·ness \ˈdā-zəd-nəs, ˈdāzd-\ noun

Examples of DAZE

  1. <the fall dazed him for a moment, causing him to become disoriented>
  2. <a skier dazed by the glare from the snow>

Origin of DAZE

Middle English dasen, from Old Norse *dasa; akin to Old Norse dasask to become exhausted
First Known Use: 14th century

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