laze for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (leɪz)
Word forms: lazes, lazing, lazed
If you lazesomewhere for a period of time, you relax and enjoy yourself, not doing any work or anything else that requires effort. [V] ⇒ Fred lazed in an easy chair. [V prep] ⇒ They used the swimming-pool, rode, lazed in the deep shade of the oaks in the heat of the day.
Laze around or laze about means the same as laze. [VP] ⇒ He went to Spain for nine months, to laze around and visit relations. [VP] ⇒ I was happy enough to laze about on the beach.
She wanted to laze in bed, hugging last night's encounter with Tony to her heart, replaying his every word.Val McDermid THE LAST TEMPTATIONThe more they pay, the more they can boast that it costs 500 dollars a day to laze on the Sea Urchin's deck.Jenkins, Geoffrey A DAYSTAR OF FEARFarm workers can't afford to laze about in bed, even on darker mornings.Fraser, Christine Marion NOBLE BEGINNNINGSWhat I really wanted to do was to laze around in that bathingsuit and watch animals.Michael Gruber TROPIC OF NIGHT