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craze

1craze

verb \ˈkrāz\
crazedcraz·ing

Definition of CRAZE

transitive verb
1
obsolete :  break, shatter
2
:  to produce minute cracks on the surface or glaze of <crazed glass>
3
:  to make insane or as if insane <crazed by pain and fear>
intransitive verb
1
archaic :  shatter, break
2
:  to become insane
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

2craze

noun

: something that is very popular for a period of time

Full Definition of CRAZE

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

First Known Use of CRAZE

1812

Other Paints and Dyes Terms

bloom, medium, size, vehicle

craze

verb \ˈkrāz\   (Medical Dictionary)
crazedcraz·ing

Medical Definition of CRAZE

transitive verb
:  to make insane or as if insane <crazed by pain and fear>
intransitive verb
:  to become insane

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