laze

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verb \ˈlāz\

Definition of laze

lazed

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lazing

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

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

laze

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Examples of laze in a Sentence

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of laze

back-formation from lazy

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


LAZE Defined for English Language Learners

laze

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Definition of laze for English Language Learners

  • : to spend time relaxing


LAZE Defined for Kids

laze

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verb \ˈlāz\

Definition of laze for Students

lazed

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lazing

  1. :  to spend time relaxing “No use lazing here while there's work to be done …” — Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie



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