[ deyz ]
/ deɪz /
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verb (used with object), dazed, daz·ing.
to stun or stupefy with a blow, shock, etc.: He was dazed by a blow on the head.
a dazed condition; state of bemusement: After meeting the author, I was in a daze for a week.
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Origin of daze
First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English dasen (verb), from Old Norse dasa- (as in dasask “to become weary”); compare Danish dase “to doze, mope”
OTHER WORDS FROM dazeun·daz·ing, adjective
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How to use daze in a sentence
A leg caught Mackenzie 30 a glancing blow on the head, dazing him momentarily, giving Carlson the opening he desired.
But the tension of the last three weeks and the dazing examination and attack at the inquest had left her uncertain of herself.
The pommel of the Chevalier's rapier hit him in the forehead, cutting and dazing him.
The cutter tossed still more wildly and black masses of water smashed in upon them from the darkness, dazing and drenching them.
British Dictionary definitions for daze
to stun or stupefy, esp by a blow or shock
to bewilder, amaze, or dazzle
a state of stunned confusion or shock (esp in the phrase in a daze)
Derived forms of dazedazedly (ˈdeɪzɪdlɪ), adverb
Word Origin for daze
C14: from Old Norse dasa-, as in dasask to grow weary
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