daze

[deyz]
verb (used with object), dazed, dazing.
1.
to stun or stupefy with a blow, shock, etc.: He was dazed by a blow on the head.
2.
to overwhelm; dazzle: The splendor of the palace dazed her.
noun
3.
a dazed condition; state of bemusement: After meeting the author, I was in a daze for a week.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English dasen (v.) < Old Norse dasa- (as in dasask to become weary); compare Danish dase to doze, mope

dazedly [dey-zid-lee] , adverb
dazedness, noun
half-dazed, adjective
undazed, adjective
undazing, adjective


2. amaze, astound, dumbfound, flabbergast.
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daze (deɪz)
 
vb
1.  to stun or stupefy, esp by a blow or shock
2.  to bewilder, amaze, or dazzle
 
n
3.  a state of stunned confusion or shock (esp in the phrase in a daze)
 
[C14: from Old Norse dasa-, as in dasask to grow weary]
 
dazedly
 
adv

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daze
early 14c., dasen, from O.N. *dasa. Not found in other Gmc. languages. Perhaps originally "to make weary with cold," which is the sense of Icelandic dasask (from the O.N. word). The noun meaning "a dazed condition" is from 1825.
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Example sentences
The dance geometrics are complex enough to daze the unmathematical mind.
The dance geometries are complex enough to daze the unmathematical mind.
Mum was standing on the balcony in a daze, holding me over the railing.
He was the boxer who repeatedly used his jab to daze and dazzle.
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