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daze

[deyz] /deɪz/
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
1275-1325; Middle English dasen (v.) < Old Norse dasa- (as in dasask to become weary); compare Danish dase to doze, mope
Related forms
dazedly
[dey-zid-lee] /ˈdeɪ zɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
dazedness, noun
half-dazed, adjective
undazed, adjective
undazing, adjective
Synonyms
2. amaze, astound, dumbfound, flabbergast.
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Examples from the web for dazed
  • Most of the time, college students walk around campus dazed and slightly confused.
  • One could be dazed, or confused, or dazed and confused.
  • He became more dazed and confused during an illness, and some new problems popped up that have not completely gone away.
  • The impact of the plane wreck caused the pilot to become dazed and confused.
  • The dazed and confused look wasn't solely because of their basketball duties.
  • The building toppled over on him, but the storm quickly whisked it off into the sky, leaving him dazed but alive.
  • Behind us, the dazed dog struggles to its feet, limping badly.
  • They were huddled and sweet, and seemed a little dazed.
  • She looked dazed as her hands were cuffed and she was put into a squad car.
  • It is a unimaginable situation that the smartest leaders also will be dazed with.
British Dictionary definitions for dazed

daze

/deɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to stun or stupefy, esp by a blow or shock
2.
to bewilder, amaze, or dazzle
noun
3.
a state of stunned confusion or shock (esp in the phrase in a daze)
Derived Forms
dazedly (ˈdeɪzɪdlɪ) adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norse dasa-, as in dasask to grow weary
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Word Origin and History for dazed

daze

v.

early 14c., dasen, perhaps from Old Norse *dasa (cf. dasask "to become weary," with reflexive suffix -sk). Or perhaps from Middle Dutch dasen "act silly." Perhaps originally "to make weary with cold," which is the sense of Icelandic dasask (from the Old Norse word). Related: Dazed.

n.

"a dazed condition," 1825, from daze (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for dazed

dazed

adjective
  1. Confused: dazed and confused really is redundant
  2. Intoxicated

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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