verb (used without object), lazed, laz·ing.
to idle or lounge lazily (often followed by around): I was too tired to do anything but laze around this weekend.
verb (used with object), lazed, laz·ing.
to pass (time, life, etc.) lazily (usually followed by away).
a period of ease or indolence: a quiet laze in the hammock.
Origin of laze
First recorded in 1585–95; back formation from lazy
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(intr) to be indolent or lazy
(tr often foll by away) to spend (time) in indolence
the act or an instance of idling
Word Origin for laze
C16: back formation from lazy
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1590s, back-formation from lazy. Related: Lazed; lazing.
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