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
  1. verb
    be idle; exist in a changeless situation
    synonyms: idle, slug, stagnate
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    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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