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maze / māz/ • n. a network of paths and hedges designed as a puzzle through which one has to find a way. ∎  a complex network of paths or passages: they were trapped in a menacing maze of corridors. ∎  a confusing mass of information: a maze of petty regulations. • v. (be mazed) archaic or dial. be dazed and confused: she was still mazed with the drug she had taken.

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Maze ★★½ 2001 (R)

Introverted New York artist Lyle Maze (Morrow) is a sculptor afflicted with Tourette's syndrome, which makes him romantically hesitant. Lyle's best friend is a doctor named Mike (Sheffer), whose devotion is to his career rather than his girlfriend Callie (Linney). Mike leaves Callie for a months-long tour with Doctors Without Borders in Africa and when Callie discovers she is pregnant, she turns to Lyle for emotional support. Unsurprisingly, the needy duo fall in love before they have to explain what's happened on Mike's return. 98m/C VHS, DVD . Rob Morrow, Laura Linney, Craig Sheffer, Gia Carides, Rose Gregorio, Robert Hogan; D: Rob Morrow; W: Rob Morrow, Bradley White; C: Wolfgang Held; M: Bobby Previte.

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maze. Fret, Greek key, labyrinth, meander, but especially labyrinthine figures in churches and gardens.

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maze (dial., arch.) stupefy, daze XIII; bewilder XV. First in pps. mased, amased, and bimased, in OE. āmasod (see AMAZE).
Hence maze sb. † delusion, deception XIII; complex network of paths XIV.

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Maze

a complexity of winding paths or passages.

Examples: maze of arteries, 1615; of bracken and briar, 1872; of history, 1781; of metaphor and music, 1837; of dirty traditions and foolish ceremonies, 1542.