To laze is to be very relaxed. On a hot summer weekend morning, you might want to laze on the beach or in a hammock with a book.

When you laze, you lounge around, not working or really doing much of anything: you're being luxuriously lazy. If your friend asks what you plan to do during a school holiday, you might reply, "I'm just going to laze around all week." Laze came from lazy, originally laysy, and meaning "averse to work." Its origin is a mystery, though some experts think it's related to lay.

Definitions of laze

v be idle; exist in a changeless situation

idle, slug, stagnate
exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
do work, work
be employed
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moon, moon around, moon on
be idle in a listless or dreamy way
ride the bench, warm the bench
be out of the game
daydream, moon
have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake
bum, bum about, bum around, frig around, loaf, loll, loll around, lounge about, lounge around, waste one's time
be lazy or idle
lie about, lie around
hang around idly

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