verb (used with object), feazed, feaz·ing. Nautical.
to untwist (the end of a rope).
Origin of feaze1
1560–70; akin to Dutch vezelen to fray, Middle Dutch veze frayed edge, Old English fæs fringe
a state of vexation or worry.
a violent rush or impact.
Origin of feeze
1350–1400; Middle English fese blast, rush, fesen to drive, chase, frighten; compare Old English (Anglian) fēsan, (West Saxon) fȳsan
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Examples from the Web for feaze
Historical Examples of feaze
She gets them, any way, and they don't seem to feaze her a particle.
Her opinion of him, however, did not feaze Harris in the least.
But it's only fair to warn you that it may turn up some things that'll feaze you.
British Dictionary definitions for feaze
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
(tr) to beat
to drive off
mainly US to disconcert; worry
mainly US a state of agitation
Word Origin for feeze
Old English fēsian
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