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Definitions of 'Craze'

Definition of 'craze'
From: WordNet
noun
An interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season" [syn: fad, craze, furor, furore, cult, rage]
noun
State of violent mental agitation [syn: craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysteria]
noun
A fine crack in a glaze or other surface
verb
Cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind [syn: madden, craze]
verb
Develop a fine network of cracks; "Crazed ceramics"
Definition of 'Craze'
From: GCIDE
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]
Definition of 'Craze'
From: GCIDE
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 infatuation, as for same new amusement, pursuit, or fashion; a fad; as, the bric-a-brac craze; the [ae]sthetic craze. [1913 Webster] Various crazes concerning health and disease. --W. Pater. [1913 Webster] 4. (Ceramics) A crack in the glaze or enamel such as is caused by exposure of the pottery to great or irregular heat. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Definition of 'Craze'
From: GCIDE
Craze \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.] 1. To break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See Crase. [1913 Webster] God, looking forth, will trouble all his host, And craze their chariot wheels. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Till length of years, And sedentary numbness, craze my limbs. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To derange the intellect of; to render insane. [1913 Webster] Any man . . . that is crazed and out of his wits. --Tilloston. [1913 Webster] Grief hath crazed my wits. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'Craze'
abandon, abrade, abrasion, band, bar, bark, belt, birthmark, blackhead, bleb, blemish, blister, bloody, boutade, brainstorm, break, bug, bulla, burn, capriccio, caprice, chafe, check, chic, chip, cicatrix, cicatrize, claw, comedo, conceit, concussion, crack, crackle, crank, crater, crazy fancy, crazy idea, crotchet, cry, cut, deface, defacement, defect, deform, deformation, deformity, delirium, dement, derange, disfiguration, disfigure, disfigurement, distort, distortion, distract, drive insane, drive mad, ecstasy, enthusiasm, enthusiasticalness, fad, faddiness, faddishness, faddism, faddist, fancy, fantastic notion, fantasy, fascination, fashion, fault, fever, fire and fury, flash burn, flaw, flimflam, fool notion, fracture, fray, frazzle, freak, freakish inspiration, freckle, frenzy, fret, furor, furore, fury, gall, gash, harebrained idea, hemangioma, hickey, humor, hurt, hysteria, incise, incision, infatuation, injure, injury, intoxication, keloid, kink, lacerate, laceration, last word, lentigo, lesion, list, mad, madden, madness, maggot, maim, make mad, make mincemeat of, mania, manic-depressive psychosis, mar, maul, megrim, milium, mole, mortal wound, mutilate, mutilation, needle scar, nevus, notion, novelty, obsession, orgasm, orgy, passing fancy, passion, pierce, pimple, pit, pock, pockmark, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, puncture, pustule, quirk, rage, rapture, ravishment, rend, rent, rift, rip, run, rupture, savage, scab, scald, scar, scarify, scorch, scotch, scrape, scratch, scuff, sebaceous cyst, second-degree burn, send mad, shatter, skin, slash, slit, sore, split, sprain, stab, stab wound, stick, strain, strawberry mark, streak, streaking, stria, striation, striature, striga, striola, stripe, striping, sty, style, tear, tearing passion, thing, third-degree burn, towering rage, toy, track, transport, trauma, traumatize, trend, twist, unbalance, unhinge, vagary, verruca, vesicle, vogue, wale, warp, wart, weal, welt, wen, whim, whim-wham, whimsy, whitehead, wound, wounds immedicable, wrench, wrinkle

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