faze vs phase : Common Errors in English

About faze vs phase

“Faze” means to embarrass or disturb, but is almost always used in the negative sense, as in “the fact that the overhead projector bulb was burned out didn’t faze her.” “Phase” is a noun or verb having to do with an aspect of something. “He’s just going through a temperamental phase.” “They’re going to phase in the new accounting procedures gradually.” Unfortunately, Star Trek has confused matters by calling its ray pistols phasers. Too bad they aren’t fazers instead.

faze Meaning(s)

  • (v) disturb the composure of

phase Meaning(s)

  • (n) any distinct time period in a sequence of events
  • (n) (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
  • (n) a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle
  • (n) (astronomy) the particular appearance of a body's state of illumination (especially one of the recurring shapes of the part of Earth's moon that is illuminated by the sun)
  • (v) arrange in phases or stages
  • (v) adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition

faze in News

  1. 3 Reasons Pandora Should Worry About Apple's iTunes Radio

    The iRadio rollout didn't faze Pandora investors at first, but it could be problematic.        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Recent loss doesn’t faze Bolt

    Superstar sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica sounds unfazed by losing in a recent meet.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Seattle Times

  3. Pisces

    Nothing seems to faze you, and that's just as well because some people will go out of their way to infuriate you today. They can't help the way they are - not everyone can be a big-hearted Pisces...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: New York Post

phase in News

  1. Ensuing phase of Kelly widening project nearing start

    The next phase of construction for the Kelly widening project will begin soon, said Larry Stevens, city manager. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has identified Duit Construction/TTK Construction as the low bidder for the project going from Covell to Coffee Creek, Stevens said this week at the Edmond City Council meeting. A pipeline utility company is identifying two gas pipeline ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Edmond Sun

  2. Phase 3 of East State reconstruction gets green light

    OLEAN — The last phase of work to reconstruct East State Street can now begin.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Olean Times Herald

  3. Amgen: Phase 3 Trinova-1 Trial In Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Meets Primary Goal

    Amgen: Phase 3 Trinova-1 Trial In Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Meets Primary Goal
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

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