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feaze1

[feez] /fiz/
verb (used with object), feazed, feazing. Nautical
1.
to untwist (the end of a rope).
Origin of feaze1
1560-1570
1560-70; akin to Dutch vezelen to fray, Middle Dutch veze frayed edge, Old English fæs fringe

feaze2

[feez, feyz] /fiz, feɪz/
noun
1.

feeze

or feaze

[feez, feyz] /fiz, feɪz/
noun, Dialect
1.
a state of vexation or worry.
2.
a violent rush or impact.
Origin
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
  • She gets them, any way, and they don't seem to feaze her a particle.

    Peggy Stewart at School Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • Her opinion of him, however, did not feaze Harris in the least.

    The Girls of Hillcrest Farm Amy Bell Marlowe
  • But it's only fair to warn you that it may turn up some things that'll feaze you.

    The Price Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for feaze

feaze1

/fiːz/
verb
1.
(nautical) to make or become unravelled or frayed
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from obsolete Dutch vese fringe, from Middle Dutch vese, veze fringe; related to Old English fæs

feaze2

/fiːz/
verb, noun
1.
a variant of feeze, faze

feeze

/fiːz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to beat
2.
to drive off
3.
(mainly US) to disconcert; worry
noun
4.
a rush
5.
(mainly US) a state of agitation
Word Origin
Old English fēsian
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