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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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disconcert, discomfit, perturb, fluster, confound.
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British Dictionary definitions for fazes

faze

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

C19: variant of feeze
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Word Origin and History for fazes

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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