Craze

  • 1 Craze — may refer to: Craze, alternative name for fad Craziness, alternative name for insanity Crazing, a network of fine cracks People DJ Craze (born 1977), Nicaraguan American DJ Elizabeth Craze (born 1982), youngest ever heart transplant survivor at… …

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  • 2 craze — [kreız] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: craze to make crazy ; CRAZED] a fashion, game, type of music etc that becomes very popular for a short time = ↑fad craze for ▪ She started a craze for this type of jewellery. ▪ At that time, scooters were the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 Craze — Craze, n. 1. Craziness; insanity. [1913 Webster] 2. A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet. [1913 Webster] It was quite a craze with him [Burns] to have his Jean dressed genteelly. Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster] 3. A temporary passion or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Craze — (kr[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crazed} (kr[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crazing}.] [OE. crasen to break, fr. Scand., perh. through OF.; cf. Sw. krasa to crackle, sl[*a] i kras, to break to pieces, F. [ e]craser to crush, fr. the Scand. Cf. {Crash}.] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Craze — Craze, v. i. 1. To be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed; to rave; to become insane. [1913 Webster] She would weep and he would craze. Keats. [1913 Webster] 2. To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 craze — [ kreız ] noun count something that suddenly becomes very popular, but for only a short time: craze for: the craze for Irish music …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 craze — [n] fad, strong interest chic, cry, enthusiasm, fashion, fever, furor, infatuation, in thing*, kick*, mania, mode, monomania, newest wrinkle*, novelty, passion, preoccupation, rage, the last word*, the latest thing*, trend, vogue, wrinkle;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 craze — index compulsion (obsession), furor, mode, obsess, obsession, passion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 craze — krāz vb, crazed; craz·ing vt to make insane or as if insane <crazed by pain and fear> vi to become insane …

    Medical dictionary

  • 10 craze — (v.) mid 14c., to shatter, probably ultimately from a Scandinavian source, e.g. O.N. *krasa shatter, but entering English via an Old French form (Cf. Mod.Fr. écraser). Related: Crazed; crazing. Now obsolete metaphoric use for break down in health …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 craze — vogue, fad, rage, *fashion, style, mode, dernier cri, cry …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 craze — ► NOUN ▪ a widespread but short lived enthusiasm for something. ► VERB (be crazed) ▪ (of a surface) be covered with a network of fine cracks. ORIGIN originally in the sense «break, shatter, produce cracks»: perhaps Scandinavian …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 craze — [krāz] vt. crazed, crazing [ME crasen, to crack, break < Scand, as in Dan krase, to crackle, Swed krasa, to break up] 1. Obs. to break or shatter 2. to cause to become mentally ill; make insane 3. to produce a crackled surface or small cracks… …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 craze — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ current, latest, new ▪ passing ▪ Is this interest in health foods just a passing craze? ▪ dance, diet …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 craze — n. 1) the current, latest, newest craze 2) the craze swept the country 3) a craze for * * * [kreɪz] latest newest craze a craze for the current the craze swept the country …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 craze — UK [kreɪz] / US noun [countable] Word forms craze : singular craze plural crazes something that suddenly becomes very popular, but for only a short time craze for: the craze for Irish music …

    English dictionary

  • 17 craze — [[t]kre͟ɪz[/t]] crazes N COUNT: usu with supp If there is a craze for something, it is very popular for a short time. ...the craze for Mutant Ninja Turtles... Walking is the latest fitness craze. Syn: fad …

    English dictionary

  • 18 craze — I. verb (crazed; crazing) Etymology: Middle English crasen to crush, craze, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish krasa to crush Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. obsolete break, shatter 2. to produce minute cracks on the surface or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 craze — /krayz/, v., crazed, crazing, n. v.t. 1. to derange or impair the mind of; make insane: He was crazed by jealousy. 2. to make small cracks on the surface of (a ceramic glaze, paint, or the like); crackle. 3. Brit. Dial. to crack. 4. Archaic. to… …

    Universalium

  • 20 Craze — This most interesting and unusual surname is of either Anglo Saxon or French origin. Firstly, it may derive from the Olde English pre 7th Century word creas , Middle English crease , meaning fine, elegant, as a nickname for someone who dressed in …

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