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as in:  phase the change in next year

The increase in electricity rates will be phased in over the next two years.
  make a change gradually (... in =gradually added; ... out = gradually removed or stopped)
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phase phases phased phasing
Do not confuse this with the word faze which sounds the same and means "to disturb".
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  • The increase in electricity rates will be phased in over the next two years.
  • The total increase in the minimum wage will be phased in over the next three years.
  • Use of the old chemical will be phased out over the next five years.
  • Even Sam couldn’t have phased on the fly like that.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon

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  • —why, it wasn’t even phased.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • The first night the banging hail on the tin roof phased in and out of my consciousness.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • For almost a year as the SR-71 was being phased out, I had signed paperwork swearing to absolute secrecy about my involvement with the Stealth program, even though the aircraft had already been revealed to the public.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • His taste buds seemed to have phased into the shadow world permanently.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Twenty years ago, Dad’s first act as king was to dissolve the castes, and the old system had been phased out slowly over my lifetime.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • "My husband always did call his electronic gadgets ’bricks’ when they got phased out."
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall

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  • The Army was phasing out the green and the white uniforms in favor of the blue.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Nobody saw Cotter until the vendor appeared, black rays phasing from his hands.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Instead, a farcaster essentially is just a crude hole ripped in space/time by a phased singularity.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • When we stop phasing for a solid length of time, we age again.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Wolverine, the company that makes Hush Puppies, was thinking of phasing out the shoes that made them famous.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Phasing was very easy when I was centered like this.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • In an open letter to the government, we called for the dismissal of Magnus Malan, the minister of defense, and Adriaan Vlok, the minister of law and order; the banning of the carrying of traditional weapons in public; the phasing out of the migrant-worker hostels, where so many Inkatha members lived in the townships around Johannesburg; the dismantling of secret government counterinsurgency units; and the appointment of an independent commission to probe complaints of misconduct on the…
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The first time it happened — the first time he phased — he thought he’d gone insane.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • They haven’t phased back, Seth said.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Someone’s phasing?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • They got phased out, all right.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • I wasn’t phasing back until Leah was asleep.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I’m going to have to talk to him, and I want to be positive there isn’t anything else going on while I’m phased.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I was only about a mile from where I’d left my clothes, so I phased back to human and walked.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • She phased to her human form and—
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • "He phased in front of Charlie," Edward hissed.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • And then I phased.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • You know, being phased out.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I wished I’d noticed her earlier, before Jacob had phased.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • If Jacob phased with Seth so close… "C’mon, Jake.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • "Lemme see… I phased back and got dressed, and then after he started breathing again, I said something like, ’Charlie, you don’t live in the world you thought you lived in.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
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