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faze

[feyz]
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verb (used with object), fazed, faz·ing.
  1. to cause to be disturbed or disconcerted; daunt: The worst insults cannot faze him.
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Origin of faze

1820–30, Americanism; dial. form of feeze
Can be confusedfaze phase

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Related Words for fazed

annoy, dismay, mystify, dumbfound, confuse, rattle, appall, bother, puzzle, irritate, confound, vex, horrify, daunt, nonplus, perplex, discomfit, abash, discountenance, disconcert

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Contemporary Examples of fazed

Historical Examples of fazed

  • 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

adjective
  1. disconcerted; worried; disturbed
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faze

verb
  1. (tr) to disconcert; worry; disturb
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Word Origin for faze

C19: variant of feeze
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Word Origin and History for fazed

faze

v.

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.

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