faze vs phase :

faze or 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.

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Definitions

  • v  disturb the composure of

  • 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
    the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system
  • 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)
    the full phase of the moon
  • v  arrange in phases or stages
    phase a withdrawal
  • v  adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition
    he phased the intake with the output of the machine
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  • Turkey Enters New 'Phase' After Police Action
    Turkey's protests entered a new, more chaotic phase on Wednesday after riot police cleared Taksim Square in the early hours of Wednesday morning, denying protesters a key platform from which they had operated.
    June 12, 2013 - CNBC