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Topic: COLLEGE

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Probably from haze 'to frighten, punish' (17-19 centuries), from Old French haser

haze

2 verb
     
haze2 [transitive]
American EnglishSEC to play tricks on a new student or to make them do silly or dangerous things, as part of joining the school or a club at the school
hazing noun [uncountable]
bizarre hazing rituals

haze over

phrasal verb
to become hazy:
The sky hazed over.
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