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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
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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

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[2] Defined for Kids

craze

noun \ˈkrāz\

Definition of CRAZE for Kids

:  something that is very popular for a short while
Medical Dictionary

craze

verb \ˈkrāz\
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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