- to cause to be disturbed or disconcerted; daunt: The worst insults cannot faze him.
Origin of faze
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Examples from the Web for faze
I said I already know about Ferguson, nothing new can faze me about Ferguson.The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie
August 15, 2014
None of this has seemed to faze the journalist, who, this fashion season, displayed her trademark ability to excite and infuriate.Fashion's Most Feared Critic
October 11, 2010
Any altitude of his body above the wagon-bed of less than a foot did not faze him.Lost Face
That's the way with this old Egbert boy; nothing ever seems to faze him long.Somewhere in Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
With only two of us aboard you know how easy she climbed; three passengers she could hoist, but four might faze her.The Aeroplane Boys Flight
John Luther Langworthy
- (tr) to disconcert; worry; disturb
Word Origin and History for faze
1830, American English variant of Kentish dialect feeze "to frighten, alarm, discomfit" (mid-15c.), from Old English fesian, fysian "drive away," from Proto-Germanic *fausjanan (cf. Swedish fösa "drive away," Norwegian föysa). Related: Fazed; fazing.