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laze

[leyz]
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verb (used without object), lazed, laz·ing.
  1. to idle or lounge lazily (often followed by around): I was too tired to do anything but laze around this weekend.
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verb (used with object), lazed, laz·ing.
  1. to pass (time, life, etc.) lazily (usually followed by away).
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noun
  1. a period of ease or indolence: a quiet laze in the hammock.
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Origin of laze

First recorded in 1585–95; back formation from lazy
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Examples from the Web for lazing

Historical Examples

  • If they felt like lazing, (as Pedro put it), they would laze.

    Unexplored!

    Allen Chaffee

  • "Still more perfect in here, lazing with Mummy," said graceless Roy.

    Far to Seek

    Maud Diver

  • I cannot say that either my brothers or I were ever much given to lazing in bed of a morning in Scotland itself.

  • Then the fisherman gets under the shadow of a gum-tree and enjoys a quiet life, reading or just lazing.

  • Lazing around in the waters of Plasmoid Creek for an hour or so every morning had turned out to be a helpful part of the process.

    Legacy

    James H Schmitz


British Dictionary definitions for lazing

laze

verb
  1. (intr) to be indolent or lazy
  2. (tr often foll by away) to spend (time) in indolence
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noun
  1. the act or an instance of idling
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Word Origin

C16: back formation from lazy
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Word Origin and History for lazing

laze

v.

1590s, back-formation from lazy. Related: Lazed; lazing.

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