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
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.The Girls of Hillcrest Farm|Amy Bell Marlowe
She gets them, any way, and they don't seem to feaze her a particle.Peggy Stewart at School|Gabrielle E. Jackson
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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