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ldoce_220_cmazemaze /meɪz/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 CONFUSEDa complicated and confusing arrangement of streets, roads etcmaze of streets/paths/tunnels etc the maze of narrow streets I was led through a maze of corridors.2 COMPLICATEDa large number of rules, instructions etc which are complicated and difficult to understandmaze of rules/regulations etc a maze of new laws3 DLOa specially designed system of paths, often in a park or public garden, which is difficult to find your way through We got completely lost in the maze. the famous Hampton Court maze4 ldoce_220.png DGOa children’s game, played on paper, in which you try to draw a line through a complicated group of lines without crossing any of them
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mazeStreet selling has always centered in the downtown historic district, a maze of narrow streets and crumbling colonial buildings.Tolman placed three groups of rats in a maze.We went on a tour of the ancient manuscripts, the antique mazes.Its importance in enabling people to use lawyers to guide them through the baffling maze of legal rules is self-evident.The answer probably lies in the complex maze of hype, distribution and luck which makes up today's rock biz.Players search for the princess by uncovering clues, solving puzzles and navigating a medieval maze.You must learn to find your way through the menu maze before you can use the program efficiently.They had pursued it through the maze of backstreets until unaccountably losing it in a cul-de-sac.maze of streets/paths/tunnels etcA maze of paths with unique wooden seats and bridges enables the weathered and moss-covered rocks to be seen at their best.Then some one pointed out the inadequate access to the site through the maze of streets.It would be easy to get the escapees along this maze of tunnels and out into the yard.
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