Definition of faze in English:

faze

verb

[WITH OBJECT]informal
  • Disturb or disconcert (someone)

    ‘she was not fazed by his show of anger’
    • ‘If you start thinking about it too much it can faze you.’
    • ‘It is an odd situation but I'm sure he will want to perform on that stage and he is such a great professional that things are unlikely to faze him.’
    • ‘She's been on the stage since the age of three so nothing fazes her at all.’
    • ‘It doesn't faze her that many times her fellow riders are one-third her age.’
    • ‘But if it didn't work out, I just don't think that would faze me too much.’
    • ‘Midway through he took a crisp right hook, which barely fazed him.’
    • ‘But nothing fazes Richard, so he'll be up for it.’
    • ‘Nothing ever fazes her and she'd be a fantastic mom if she weren't totally opposed to the idea.’
    • ‘If I had lost everything I would have started again and that never fazed me.’
    • ‘This is another reason my new duties have not fazed me.’
    • ‘The trick is that Juan graduated from a hard school and nothing fazes him.’
    • ‘Even the dominance of his competitors does not appear to faze him.’
    • ‘I pretend that nothing fazes me and I outrightly dismiss those things I cannot understand.’
    • ‘The way the Portuguese starlet is going, you cannot imagine anything fazing him.’
    • ‘The task ahead is formidable but unlikely to faze her.’
    • ‘It wasn't just the size of the Celtic support that fazed him, apparently, but also their expectation levels.’
    • ‘He says the amount doesn't faze him at all, although he admits the investment is reaching ‘a farcical level’.’
    • ‘I, on the other hand, am constantly dumping and getting dumped, and none of it seems to faze me.’
    • ‘That kind of experience means that, later in your career, very little fazes you.’
    • ‘There were people dancing and bumping into you and it didn't even faze you.’
    amaze, astonish, dumbfound, stagger, surprise, startle, stun, stupefy, daze, nonplus
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Usage

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

faze

/feɪz/