faze

[ feyz ]
/ feɪz /
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verb (used with object), fazed, faz·ing.

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

Nearby words

  1. fayalite,
  2. faye correction,
  3. fayetteville,
  4. fayre,
  5. fayum,
  6. fazed,
  7. façade,
  8. façon,
  9. façonné,
  10. faïence

Origin of faze

1820–30, Americanism; dial. form of feeze

Can be confusedfaze 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

fazed

/ (feɪzd) /

adjective

disconcerted; worried; disturbed

faze

/ (feɪz) /

verb

(tr) to disconcert; worry; disturb

Word Origin for faze

C19: variant of feeze

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