faze

[ feyz ]
/ feɪz /

verb (used with object), fazed, faz·ing.

to cause to be disturbed or disconcerted; daunt: The worst insults cannot faze him.

Origin of faze

1820–30, Americanism; dial. form of feeze

Can be confused

faze phase
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Examples from the Web for fazed

  • Despite speculation of what could have prompted Kloss to skip the lucrative Fashion Week—some were less than fazed.

    Backstage at Jason Wu Fall 2012 Show (PHOTOS)|Isabel Wilkinson, Kevin Tachman|February 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • None of the hoopla seemed to have fazed the Iranian president, who loves to bask in controversy during his U.S. visits.

    Ahmadinejad Basks in His Own Glory|Babak Dehghanpisheh|September 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • She's just rollin' out o' th' feathers, an' she's quite enough for me—always has me fazed to a frazzle.

    The Definite Object|Jeffery Farnol
  • Sure, but this guy's got her fazed—she thinks he's square all right—she'll trust him an' then—s'posin' he ain't?

    The Definite Object|Jeffery Farnol

British Dictionary definitions for fazed (1 of 2)

fazed

/ (feɪzd) /

adjective

disconcerted; worried; disturbed

British Dictionary definitions for fazed (2 of 2)

faze

/ (feɪz) /

verb

(tr) to disconcert; worry; disturb

Word Origin for faze

C19: variant of feeze
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