- 1Spend time in a relaxed, lazy manner: she spent the day at home, reading the papers and generally lazing aroundMore example sentences
relax, unwind, idle, do nothing, loaf (around/about), lounge (around/about), loll (around/about), lie (around/about), take it easy; waste time, kill time, mark time, while away the hours, fritter away time, twiddle one's thumbsBritish • informal hang aboutNorth American • informal bum (around)
- 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.
- 1.1 [with object] (laze something away) Pass time in a relaxed, lazy way: laze away a long summer dayMore example sentences
- 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.
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- A spell of lazing around: a laze in the sunMore example sentences
- 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.