Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To stupefy; frighten.

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  • verb transitive, obsolete To stupefy; frighten; alarm.

Etymologies

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Origin uncertain, but apparently identical with Dutch bazen, verbazen ("to astonish, stupefy"), obsolete German basen ("to rave"). Compare also Scots baise ("confusion, bewilderment").

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