faze

[feyz]
verb (used with object), fazed, fazing.
to cause to be disturbed or disconcerted; daunt: The worst insults cannot faze him.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism; dial. form of feeze

faze, phase.


disconcert, discomfit, perturb, fluster, confound.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To faze
Collins
World English Dictionary
faze (feɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to disconcert; worry; disturb
 
[C19: variant of feeze]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

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. Related: Fazed; fazing.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Still, the thought of a six-week recuperation did not faze her.
So the work required for a graduate degree in history, he says, didn't faze him.
None of this, however, seems to faze the president himself.
The size of a meal does not faze these large snakes.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;