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to worry or disturb: The ghost story didn’t faze the children.
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phase – a stage in development: The toddler is just going through a phase.
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tr.v. fazed, faz·ing, faz·es
To disrupt the composure of; disconcert. See Synonyms at embarrass.
[Middle English fesen, to drive away, frighten, from Old English fēsian.]
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(tr) to disconcert; worry; disturb
[C19: variant of feeze]
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v.t. fazed, faz•ing.
to cause to be disturbed or disconcerted; daunt; fluster.
[1820–30, Amer.; dial. form. of feeze vexation]
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Past participle: fazed
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|Verb||1.||faze - disturb the composure of |
unman - cause to lose one's nerve; "an unmanning experience"
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faze[ˈfeɪz] vt → démonter
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