faze
transitive verb (fazed; fazing) Etymology: alteration of feeze to drive away, frighten, from Middle English fesen, from Old English fēsian to drive away Date: 1830 to disturb the composure of ; disconcert, daunt <
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  • faze — (f[=a]z), v. t. To cause to become disconcerted or disturbed. A variant form of {Feeze}. The perpetual need to learn new software doesn t faze him. [1913 Webster +PJC ] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faze — [feız] v [T] informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: feeze to drive away, frighten , from Old English fesian] if a new or difficult situation fazes you, it makes you feel confused or shocked, so that you do not know what to do ▪ John was embarrassed,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • faze — [ feız ] verb transitive INFORMAL to make someone feel confused, shocked, or upset …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • faze — 1830, Amer.Eng. variant of Kentish dialect feeze to frighten, alarm, discomfit (mid 15c.), from O.E. fesian, fysian drive away, from P.Gmc. *fausjanan (Cf. Swed. fösa drive away, Norw. föysa). Related: Fazed; fazing …   Etymology dictionary

  • faze — disconcert, discomfit, rattle, *embarrass, abash Analogous words: nonplus, confound, dumbfound, perplex, mystify, *puzzle: *confuse, muddle: fluster, flurry, perturb, *discompose …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • faze — means ‘to disconcert, disturb’ and is used informally in mainly negative contexts: • It is a pretty daunting prospect going on stage for forty minutes but it does not seem to have fazed her S. Stone, 1989 • The one thing I am not going to do is… …   Modern English usage

  • faze — [v] embarrass abash, annoy, appall, bother, confound, confuse, daunt, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, dismay, dumbfound, horrify, irritate, muddle, mystify, nonplus, perplex, puzzle, rattle, vex; concepts 7,19 …   New thesaurus

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