feaze

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[ feez ]
/ fiz /

verb (used with object), feazed, feaz·ing.Nautical.

to untwist (the end of a rope).

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Origin of feaze

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

Definition for feaze (2 of 2)

feaze2
[ feez, feyz ]
/ fiz, feɪz /

noun Dialect.

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Example sentences from the Web for feaze

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

    The Price|Francis Lynde
  • Her opinion of him, however, did not feaze Harris in the least.

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

    Peggy Stewart at School|Gabrielle E. Jackson

British Dictionary definitions for feaze (1 of 2)

feaze1
/ (fiːz) /

verb

nautical to make or become unravelled or frayed

Word Origin for feaze

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

British Dictionary definitions for feaze (2 of 2)

feaze2
/ (fiːz) /

verb, noun

a variant of feeze, faze
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