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laze

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verb \ˈlāz\

Simple Definition of laze

  • : to spend time relaxing

Full Definition of laze

lazedlaz·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act or lie lazily :  idle

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to pass (time) in idleness or relaxation

laze noun

Examples of laze

  1. She's been lazing in the sun all afternoon.

  2. While he was sick, he just lazed around the house.



Origin of laze

back-formation from lazy


First Known Use: circa 1592

Synonym Discussion of laze

idle, loaf, lounge, loll, laze mean to spend time doing nothing. idle may be used in reference to persons that move lazily or without purpose <idled the day away>. loaf suggests either resting or wandering about as though there were nothing to do <she does her work and then loafs the rest of the day>. lounge , though occasionally used as equal to idle or loaf, typically conveys an additional implication of resting or reclining against a support or of physical comfort and ease in relaxation <he lounged against the wall>. loll also carries an implication of a posture similar to that of lounge, but places greater stress upon an indolent or relaxed attitude <lolling on the couch>. laze usually implies the relaxation of a busy person enjoying a vacation or moments of leisure <lazed about between appointments>.


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