The definition of a craze is a fad or a sudden and widespread interest in something.noun
When everyone suddenly becomes obsessed with a hot new band that came out of nowhere, this is an example of a craze.
Craze is defined as to become wildly excited or insane.verb
A fan of an actor who becomes obsessed and stalks the actor is an example of craze by a fan.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- Obsolete to break or shatter
- to cause to become mentally ill; make insane
- to produce a crackled surface or small cracks in the glaze of (pottery, porcelain, etc.)
Origin: ME crasen, to crack, break < Scand, as in Dan krase, to crackle, Swed krasa, to break up
- to become mentally ill
- Now Rare to break, shatter, crack, etc.
- to become finely cracked, as the glaze of pottery
- an exaggerated enthusiasm; mania
- something that is currently the fashion; fad
- a crack in glaze or enamel, as of pottery
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verb crazed crazed, craz·ing, craz·es verb, transitive
- To cause to become mentally deranged or obsessed; make insane.
- To produce a network of fine cracks in the surface or glaze of.
- To become mentally deranged or obsessed; go insane.
- To become covered with fine cracks.
- A short-lived popular fashion; a fad.
- A fine crack in a surface or glaze.
Origin: Middle English crasen, to shatter, of Scandinavian origin.