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feaze1

[feez]
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verb (used with object), feazed, feaz·ing. Nautical.
  1. to untwist (the end of a rope).

Origin of feaze1

1560–70; akin to Dutch vezelen to fray, Middle Dutch veze frayed edge, Old English fæs fringe

feaze2

[feez, feyz]
noun
  1. feeze.

feeze

or feaze

[feez, feyz]
noun Dialect.
  1. a state of vexation or worry.
  2. a violent rush or impact.

Origin of feeze

1350–1400; Middle English fese blast, rush, fesen to drive, chase, frighten; compare Old English (Anglian) fēsan, (West Saxon) fȳsan
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Examples from the Web for feaze

Historical Examples

  • She gets them, any way, and they don't seem to feaze her a particle.

    Peggy Stewart at School</p>

    Gabrielle E. Jackson

  • Her opinion of him, however, did not feaze Harris in the least.

  • But it's only fair to warn you that it may turn up some things that'll feaze you.

    The Price

    Francis Lynde


British Dictionary definitions for feaze

feaze1

verb
  1. nautical to make or become unravelled or frayed

Word Origin

C16: perhaps from obsolete Dutch vese fringe, from Middle Dutch vese, veze fringe; related to Old English fæs

feaze2

verb, noun
  1. a variant of feeze, faze

feeze

feaze

dialect
verb
  1. (tr) to beat
  2. to drive off
  3. mainly US to disconcert; worry
noun
  1. a rush
  2. mainly US a state of agitation

Word Origin

Old English fēsian
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