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daze

play
verb \ˈdāz\

Definition of daze

dazeddaz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to stupefy especially by a blow :  stun

  3. 2 :  to dazzle with light

daze noun
da·zed·ly play \ˈdā-zəd-lē\ adverb
dazed·ness play \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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