Definition of laze in English:

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Pronunciation: /leɪz/


[no object]
1Spend time in a relaxed, lazy manner: she spent the day at home, reading the papers and generally lazing around
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  • Instead she disappears into the background and lazes through all of the contests.
  • It is what the guy around you does: he trains like a donkey, lazes around, and then gives away a penalty.
  • And all the while, my cat just lazes around the house all day.
waste time, kill time, mark time, while away the hours, fritter away time, twiddle one's thumbs
British informal hang about
North American informal bum (around)
1.1 [with object] (laze something away) Pass time in a relaxed, lazy way: laze away a long summer day
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  • Nevertheless, a brochure promoting the island in the 1890s stated: ‘Here may the invalid laze the hours away and, book in hand, become intoxicated with the splendour of the scenery and the sounds of the unceasing sea’.
  • Far from the hustle and grit of Berlin, it follows a quartet of young Germans lazing their lives away in a picturesque ski town in the Alps.
  • We hung around there and watched movies and basically lazed the day away, until her parents came home from work and invited me to stay for dinner.


[in singular]
A spell of lazing around: a laze in the sun
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  • One night we decided to invite a couple of close friends over, for an evening of very cheap wine, and a laze in the spa.


Late 16th century: back-formation from lazy.

Words that rhyme with laze

ablaze, amaze, appraise, baize, Blaise, blaze, braise, broderie anglaise, chaise, craze, daze, écossaise, erase, faze, gaze, glaze, graze, Hayes, Hays, haze, liaise, lyonnaise, maize, malaise, Marseillaise, mayonnaise, Mays, maze, phase, phrase, polonaise, praise, prase, raise, raze, upraise

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