(informal) To frighten or cause hesitation; to daunt, put off (usually used in the negative), to perturb, to disconcert.
Origin of Faze
From English dialectal (Kentish) feeze, feese (“to frighten, alarm, discomfit”), from Middle English fesen (“to drive away, frighten away, put to flight”), from Old English fēsan, fȳsan (“to send forth, impel, stimulate, drive away, put into flight, banish, hasten, prepare oneself”), from Proto-Germanic *funsijaną (“to predispose, make favourable, make ready”), from Proto-Indo-European *pent- (“to walk, go”). Cognate with Old Saxon fūsian (“to strive”), Old Norse fýsa (“to drive, goad, admonish”).
Middle English fesen to drive away, frighten from Old English fēsian
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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