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haze 1

a. Atmospheric moisture, dust, smoke, and vapor that diminishes visibility.
b. A partially opaque covering: Let the polish dry to a haze before buffing it.
2. A vague or confused state of mind.
intr.v. hazed, haz·ing, haz·es
To become misty or hazy; blur.

[Probably back-formation from hazy.]

haze 2

tr.v. hazed, haz·ing, haz·es
1. To persecute or harass with meaningless, difficult, or humiliating tasks.
2. To initiate, as into a college fraternity, by exacting humiliating performances from or playing rough practical jokes upon.

[Perhaps from obsolete haze, to frighten, from obsolete French haser, to annoy, from Old French.]

haz′er n.


(Education) chiefly US and Canadian the bullying of a student in school
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[ˈheɪzɪŋ] N (US) → novatadas fpl SORORITY/FRATERNITY


(heiz) verb
(American) to play tricks on new college students, army recruits etc or make them perform humiliating tasks.
hazing noun
the initiaition of newcomers. The army now forbids the hazing of new recruits.
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Four New York City men were given jail sentences Monday in the death of an 18-year-old fraternity pledge during a 2013 hazing ritual in Pennsylvania, with a judge saying she believes they succumbed to "brainwashing" and "indoctrination" that is rampant at fraternities around the nation.
In 2016, Korea's Saturday Night Live (SNL) program came under fire after footage surfaced of K-Pop boy groups B1A4, INFINITE and Block B being touched inappropriately by SNL's female crew members in an apparent hazing ritual.
Piazza, 19, died in February after a hazing ritual at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity known as "the gauntlet.
This admission did not help him, because there was no proof that in that capacity he could not have presided over the hazing ritual.
Timothy Piazza, 19, died two days after drinking large amounts of alcohol in a hazing ritual, according to The Associated Press.
Future researchers may wish to assess coaches' knowledge of and attitudes toward initiation as a predictor of hazing perpetration as a coach's overt or implicit support has been mentioned by researchers as a pertinent aspect of the hazing ritual (Johnson, 2011).
to a hazing ritual where he was hit more than one hundred times with
O'Farrell claims she was subjected to a hazing ritual in which she was doused with water and dragged through stall shavings mixed with horse manure and urine.
Mason, who was pledging Tan Kappa Epsilon, died shortly after participating in a hazing ritual that required guzzling an entire bottle of liquor in an hour.
One grew up in the cement industry and now calls Florida home; the other had his first exposure to the industry during a hazing ritual with his college fraternity and now lives in Canada.
The first issue in need of research in this relatively new area of study is an analysis of gender and hazing; sociologists have only begun to examine the landscapes of meaning and significance of hazing ritual for girls and women in sport.
They did threaten to 'bleed me out' [a Battle Company hazing ritual that occurred whenever a soldier departed the Forward Operating Base] but that never happened.