daze

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verb \ˈdāz\

Definition of daze

dazed

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dazing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to stupefy especially by a blow :  stun The first punch dazed him. were dazed by his response

  3. 2 :  to dazzle with light dazed by the bright sun

daze

noun He flung his bat in a daze and made a slow trot around the bases … — Steve Wulf He sometimes finds himself so focused on cyberspace that he falls into a kind of computer daze, losing all track of time. — Leslie Miller

Examples of daze in a sentence

  1. the fall dazed him for a moment, causing him to become disoriented

  2. a skier dazed by the glare from the snow

Origin and Etymology of daze

Middle English dasen, from Old Norse *dasa; akin to Old Norse dasask to become exhausted


First Known Use: 14th century


DAZE Defined for Kids

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daze

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verb \ˈdāz\

Definition of daze for Students

dazed

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dazing

  1. 1 :  to stun by or as if by a blow She was dazed by all the questions.

  2. 2 :  to dazzle with light Headlights dazed the crossing deer.


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daze

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Definition of daze for Students

  1. :  a state of not being able to think or act as quickly as normal



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