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noun maze pronunciation in British English /meɪz/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an arrangement of closely connected paths separated by tall bushes or trees. The paths often do not lead anywhere, and you have to use your memory and skill to get through

    the maze at Hampton Court Palace

    1. a.
      [singular] a set of many small streets, paths etc that is easy to get lost in
  2. 2
    [countable] a children’s game in which you have to find a way through a complicated structure


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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