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Definition of faze verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

faze

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//feɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//feɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they faze
BrE BrE//feɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//feɪz//
 
he / she / it fazes
BrE BrE//ˈfeɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeɪzɪz//
 
past simple fazed
BrE BrE//feɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//feɪzd//
 
past participle fazed
BrE BrE//feɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//feɪzd//
 
-ing form fazing
BrE BrE//ˈfeɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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faze somebody [often passive] (informal) to make you feel confused or shocked, so that you do not know what to do synonym disconcert She wasn't fazed by his comments. He looked as if nothing could faze him. Word Origin mid 19th cent. (originally US): variant of dialect feeze ‘drive or frighten off’, from Old English fēsian, of unknown origin.
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