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daze

[ deyz ]
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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.
to overwhelm; dazzle: The splendor of the palace dazed her.

noun

a dazed condition; state of bemusement: After meeting the author, I was in a daze for a week.

RELATED WORDS

stupor, mystify, paralyze, dazzle, stun, dumbfound, bewilder, overwhelm, befuddle, puzzle, astound, distract, muddle, confound, amaze, startle, dizzy, astonish, perplex, stupefy

Nearby words

daytime, dayton, daytona beach, daywear, daywork, daze, dazed, dazedly, dazibao, dazzle, dazzling

Origin of daze

1275–1325; Middle English dasen (v.) < Old Norse dasa- (as in dasask to become weary); compare Danish dase to doze, mope
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daze

/ (deɪz) /

verb (tr)

to stun or stupefy, esp by a blow or shock
to bewilder, amaze, or dazzle

noun

a state of stunned confusion or shock (esp in the phrase in a daze)
Derived Formsdazedly (ˈdeɪzɪdlɪ), adverb

Word Origin for daze

C14: from Old Norse dasa-, as in dasask to grow weary
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