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craze

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verb \ˈkrāz\

Definition of craze

crazedcraz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  break, shatter

  3. 2 :  to produce minute cracks on the surface or glaze of <crazed glass>

  4. 3 :  to make insane or as if insane <crazed by pain and fear>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 archaic :  shatter, break

  7. 2 :  to become insane

  8. 3 :  to develop a mesh of fine cracks



Examples of craze

  1. <soldiers who had been crazed by months of combat and chaos in the countryside>



Origin of craze

Middle English crasen to crush, craze, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish krasa to crush


First Known Use: 14th century


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craze

noun

Simple Definition of craze

  • : something that is very popular for a period of time

Full Definition of craze

  1. 1 :  an exaggerated and often transient enthusiasm :  mania <the latest craze in music>

  2. 2 :  a crack in a surface or coating (as of glaze or enamel)

Examples of craze

  1. <if history is any guide, this latest diet for losing weight is just another craze>



1812

First Known Use of craze

1812

Synonym Discussion of craze

fashion, style, mode, vogue, fad, rage, craze mean the usage accepted by those who want to be up-to-date. fashion is the most general term and applies to any way of dressing, behaving, writing, or performing that is favored at any one time or place <the current fashion>. style often implies a distinctive fashion adopted by people of taste <a media baron used to traveling in style>. mode suggests the fashion of the moment among those anxious to appear elegant and sophisticated <slim bodies are the mode at this resort>. vogue stresses the wide acceptance of a fashion <short skirts are back in vogue>. fad suggests caprice in taking up or in dropping a fashion <last year's fad is over>. rage and craze stress intense enthusiasm in adopting a fad <Cajun food was the rage nearly everywhere for a time> <crossword puzzles once seemed just a passing craze but have lasted>.

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CRAZE Defined for Kids

craze

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noun \ˈkrāz\

Definition of craze

  1. :  something that is very popular for a short while




Medical Dictionary

craze

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verb \ˈkrāz\

Medical Definition of craze

crazedcraz·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to make insane or as if insane <crazed by pain and fear>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become insane





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