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.
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 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.


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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.

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