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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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The Senate has ratified today the Congress' reconciled version of the measure that provides harsher penalties for hazing.
The Senate approved today on third and final reading a bill seeking to completely ban hazing as a pre-requisite for admission into a membership of a fraternity, sorority or organization.
Gatchalian said he is enlisting support of fellow senators to speed up passage of the measure to impose stiffer penalties in a bid to effectively avert deadly hazing practices among student fraternities.
The long-winded formal title of the law itself says it: "An act regulating hazing and other forms of initiation rites in fraternities, sororities, and other organizations" RA 8049 specifically allows "hazing or initiation rites" under supervised circumstances, if school authorities are duly notified.
He noted the importance of provisions in the Senate bill that 'establish clear-cut responsibilities and liabilities of educational institutions in preventing and policing hazing' and 'severely punish resident and alumni members of fraternities who would dare attempt to frustrate the ends of justice by covering up the hazing crimes committed by their brothers.
Several men who wre a part of an unrecognized fraternity at the College at Brockport in Brockport, New York, came under fire Thursday for allegedly tormenting a rat in a hazing activity, local police said.
Is hazing a necessary rite of passage in Greek life, or a terrible tradition that needs to end once and for all?
The VACC chairman said the parents were concerned that the case of their son may suffer the same fate as other hazing cases where suspects have been acquitted.
The University of Oregon has suspended the Chi Psi fraternity for a year because of hazing this spring that involved drinking and mari juana use.
8) defined hazing as "any activity expected of someone joining a group that humiliates, degrades, abuses or endangers, regardless of the person's willingness to participate".
Hazing is the use of ritualized physical, sexual, and psychological abuse in the guise of initiation.
30%--College marching band participants who said they were aware of or involved in hazing behaviors