Definition of daze in English:

daze

verb

[WITH OBJECT]usually be dazed
  • Make (someone) unable to think or react properly; stupefy; bewilder.

    ‘she was dazed by his revelations’
    ‘he staggered home dazed and confused’
    • ‘Suddenly, both boxers were on him, landing well-placed punches and dazing him for a moment.’
    • ‘Slightly dazed and confused from his fall, Levi recovered his state of mind.’
    • ‘I was completely dazed and shocked and felt that I had been hit on the head.’
    • ‘It hit her on the forehead, dazing her, but luckily it didn't break.’
    • ‘The next shot missed as well, but the explosion hurled him to the ground, dazing him.’
    • ‘I was dazed and amazed by all the wonderful things the Internet could do.’
    • ‘Joe head-butted Eddie, dazing him.’
    • ‘He was often dazed and drifted out of his senses while staring emptily into nothingness.’
    • ‘The gun's explosion hit James as if it were the bulldozer itself, hammering his ears and dazing him.’
    • ‘She found the pensioner wandering shocked and dazed surrounded by the rubble from her devastated home.’
    • ‘We were still dazed from a horribly early start, in spite of the breezy boat ride.’
    • ‘A ball of hail the size of her fist slammed into her back, driving the air from her lungs and knocking her to the ground, the impact dazing her.’
    • ‘I was dazed, I was confused, even more so than I had been in this whole nightmarish chase.’
    • ‘He was dazed and dreamlike, seemingly unaware of the previous day's events.’
    • ‘This dazes him long enough for his attention to flick to something else.’
    • ‘He was dazed and disoriented so Marian got him to the hospital where he had a major stroke.’
    • ‘Kassi is so dazed by it all that she drops pizza onto her brand new and very expensive evening dress.’
    • ‘Slightly dazed by the encounter I step out into the brightness of the street.’
    • ‘The victim was so dazed from his injuries he was unable to tell police what happened.’
    • ‘She says he was dazed and barely recognised his family when they visited him in hospital.’
    astound, amaze, astonish, startle, take someone's breath away, dumbfound, stupefy, overwhelm, overcome, overpower, devastate, dismay, disconcert, stagger, shock, confound, bewilder, take aback, nonplus, shake up
    stun, stupefy, knock senseless, knock unconscious, knock out, lay out
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noun

  • [in singular] A state of stunned confusion or bewilderment.

    ‘he was walking around in a daze’
    • ‘Again I was lost in a daze, staring at the boy who had caught my attention earlier.’
    • ‘I feel like I am in a daze, not knowing whether I am coming or going.’
    • ‘We were in a daze, caught in a trance and she was sure the coffee was drugged.’
    • ‘I walk out of the lapping, transparent water in a daze made up of disbelief as much as exhaustion.’
    • ‘I sighed heavily, turning my gaze back in front of me, and looking off into the distance in a daze.’
    • ‘I've been in a daze for the rest of the day - I went back to work for five hours and don't remember any of it.’
    • ‘I was in a daze, either from the alcohol or my disbelief about what really happened.’
    • ‘A couple of days after the game, the man was found wandering in a daze around Lisbon airport.’
    • ‘I've been sitting at my bed for a long time now, in a daze after Emily's phone call.’
    • ‘I went around in a daze, completely empty inside, for years, really.’
    • ‘In a daze, we make it back to the hotel and collapse before our 5.00 am start for home.’
    • ‘When Pari got out of the car she stood in a daze, unaware of her fate.’
    • ‘They have been crying and just walking around in a daze since they found out he has gone.’
    • ‘Startled, and not having any idea who would call me, I went back to my room in a daze and picked up the phone.’
    • ‘Anastasia sat still and looked out of the window in a daze.’
    • ‘Ivan was still in a daze from his sleep, and didn't notice that Joan was sitting in one of the chairs.’
    • ‘I'm getting home in the evening feeling stunned, and sit there in a daze for the rest of the night.’
    • ‘René was too much in a daze from the kiss to notice the hand coming toward him.’
    • ‘He finished the season in a daze and spent the winter wondering what would happen next.’
    • ‘She wasn't eating and wasn't going to classes, just lying in her bed as if in a daze.’
    stupor, state of stupefaction, state of shock, trance-like state, haze, confused state, spin, whirl, muddle, jumble
    confusion, bewilderment, distraction, numbness
    dwam
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Origin

Middle English: back-formation from dazed (adjective), from Old Norse dasathr weary; compare with Swedish dasa lie idle.

Pronunciation:

daze

/dāz/