Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. fretful excitement
  • n. a race; a run; a running start, as for a leap
  • n. vexation; worry; fret
  • v. to drive off; frighten away; put to flight

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Fretful excitement. [Obs.] See feaze.
  • transitive v. To turn, as a screw.
  • transitive v. To beat; to chastise; to humble; to worry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To drive off; frighten away; put to flight.
  • To drive; compel; urge.
  • To beat; whip; chastise.
  • To vex; worry; harass; plague; tease; disturb.
  • To do for; settle or finish.
  • To fret; be in a fume; worry: as, she frets and feezes.
  • To sneeze.
  • To untwist the end of (anything made of threads or fibers); ravel out.
  • To untwist; ravel out.
  • To dawdle; loiter.
  • To screw; twist; tighten by screwing.
  • n. A race; a run; a running start, as for a leap.
  • n. Vexation; worry; fret.

Etymologies

From Old English fēsian ("to drive away, put to flight") (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Stand back 20 yds false cast let it settle damn fly never gets in the hole, .. line ices up fingers feeze nevr cath any perch,. .evrything goes wrong.

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  • Im right on the everge of cranky and I shouldnt be cranky. winter is moving toward the big feeze (lock up) in the midwest and I dont wanna ice fish. unless they pass a law allowing minor explosive devices.

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  • Mos of us get teh brane feeze wen we sees teh “No Comment.”

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  • According to St. Basil, forty soldiers who had openly confessed themselves Christians were condemned by the prefect to be exposed naked upon a frozen pond near Sebaste on a bitterly cold night, that they might feeze to death.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Battling Dago Pete landed a few more before the fight was over, but as any old fighter will tell you there is nothing more discouraging than to discover that your most effective blows do not feeze your opponent, and only the knowledge of what

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  • The first time, it's all right, but the second time, AsdkHlrEngine:: run (..) function fails and feeze acad.

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  • Click in the page to feeze the inspection (i.e. selection) on the current element.

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  • "It is now - 49C temperature here", stated a weatherman at the Bohin resort, "and I am heading indoors befoor mi falls teef feeze."

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  • The DLC, Coporate Dinocrats will now feeze Dean right out of the picture ... just like they do all real liberals and progressives not on board with the corporate agenda ...

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