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haze2

haze2

 
pronunciation:
heIz
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hazed, hazes, hazing
definition: to subject (someone, esp. a newcomer) to abusive treatment or to humiliating pranks or teasing, often as part of an initiation ceremony.
The students who had hazed the freshmen were suspended from school.Some fraternities haze their new pledges during what they call "hell week."
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derivation: hazer (n.)