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Inflections of ' ' ( haze ): ( v ⇒ conjugate) hazes v 3rd person singular hazing v pres p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." hazed v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." hazed v past p verb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 haze 1 /heɪz/
USA pronunciation n., v., hazed, haz•ing. n.
Meteorologya mass or collection in the atmosphere of very fine, widely spread solid or liquid particles that give the air a milky white appearance: a haze of smoke from his pipe. [ countable; usually singular ] The mountain was barely visible through the haze. [ uncountable ]
a confused state of mind; daze: After the accident the victims were still in a haze. [ countable; singular ] v.
[no object ]
to become hazy: The sky hazed over. haze 2 /heɪz/
USA pronunciation v. , [~ + object ] hazed, haz•ing.
to force to perform pointless or humiliating tasks: college seniors hazing freshmen.
haz•er, n. [ countable ] WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 haze
1 (hāz), USA pronunciation n., v., hazed, haz•ing. n.
Meteorologyan aggregation in the atmosphere of very fine, widely dispersed, solid or liquid particles, or both, giving the air an opalescent appearance that subdues colors.
vagueness or obscurity, as of the mind or perception; confused or vague thoughts, feelings, etc.: The victims were still in a haze and couldn't describe the accident. v.t., v.i.
to make or become hazy.
haze ′less, adj.
1700–10; perh. noun, nominal use of Middle English * hase; Old English hasu, variant of haswa ashen, dusky. See hazy, hare
2. See See corresponding entry in Unabridged cloud. haze
2 (hāz), USA pronunciation v.t., hazed, haz•ing.
to subject (freshmen, newcomers, etc.) to abusive or humiliating tricks and ridicule. to harass with unnecessary or disagreeable tasks. [Chiefly Naut. ]
Middle French haser to irritate, annoy 1670–80
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
haze / heɪz/ n reduced visibility in the air as a result of condensed water vapour, dust, etc, in the atmosphere obscurity of perception, feeling, etc vb when intr, : often followed by over to make or become hazy Etymology: 18 th Century: back formation from hazy haze / heɪz/ vb ( transitive) chiefly US Canadian to subject (fellow students) to ridicule or abuse to harass with humiliating tasks Etymology: 17 th Century: of uncertain origin
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