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Definition of faze in English:


[with object] informal
Disturb or disconcert (someone): she was not fazed by his show of anger
More example sentences
  • The way the Portuguese starlet is going, you cannot imagine anything fazing him.
  • The trick is that Juan graduated from a hard school and nothing fazes him.
  • But nothing fazes Richard, so he'll be up for it.


Faze has no connection with the word phase and should not be spelled with a ph-, although this is a common error: almost a quarter of citations for the word in the Oxford English Corpus are for the incorrect spelling.


Mid 19th century (originally US): variant of dialect feeze 'drive or frighten off', from Old English fēsian, of unknown origin.

  • This informal word meaning ‘disturb, disconcert’ was originally US, a variant of dialect feeze ‘drive or frighten off’, from Old English fēsian.

Words that rhyme with faze

ablaze, amaze, appraise, baize, Blaise, blaze, braise, broderie anglaise, chaise, craze, daze, écossaise, erase, gaze, glaze, graze, Hayes, Hays, haze, laze, liaise, lyonnaise, maize, malaise, Marseillaise, mayonnaise, Mays, maze, phase, phrase, polonaise, praise, prase, raise, raze, upraise
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