AskDefine | Define faze

Dictionary Definition

faze v : disturb the composure of [syn: unnerve, enervate, unsettle]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To frighten or cause hesitation; to daunt, put off (usually used in the negative)
    Jumping out of an airplane does not faze him, yet he is afraid to ride a roller coaster.

Related terms


to frighten or cause hesitation; to daunt

Usage notes

Citations for faze in the OED start in 1830; usage was established by 1890.
The word phase is sometimes used incorrectly for faze; such notables as the New York Times and Mark Twain have made this error. This sometimes leads to the supposition that faze is an uneducated spelling of phase; they are distinct terms.

Extensive Definition

Faze means to frighten or cause hesitation. Faze may also refer to:

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