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laze

[leyz] /leɪz/
verb (used without object), lazed, lazing.
1.
to idle or lounge lazily (often followed by around):
I was too tired to do anything but laze around this weekend.
verb (used with object), lazed, lazing.
2.
to pass (time, life, etc.) lazily (usually followed by away).
noun
3.
a period of ease or indolence:
a quiet laze in the hammock.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; back formation from lazy
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British Dictionary definitions for laze around

laze

/leɪz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to be indolent or lazy
2.
(transitive) often foll by away. to spend (time) in indolence
noun
3.
the act or an instance of idling
Word Origin
C16: back formation from lazy
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Word Origin and History for laze around

laze

v.

1590s, back-formation from lazy. Related: Lazed; lazing.

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Slang definitions & phrases for laze around

loll around

verb phrase

To dispose or comport oneself idly; goof off, lollygag, lounge around: We were lolling around at the pool when the thing fell

[1940s+; loll, ''lean idly,'' is found by 1377]


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