Craze meaning

krāz
The definition of a craze is a fad or a sudden and widespread interest in something.

When everyone suddenly becomes obsessed with a hot new band that came out of nowhere, this is an example of a craze.

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To cause to become mentally deranged or obsessed.
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To produce a network of fine cracks in the surface or glaze of.
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To become mentally deranged or obsessed.
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A fine crack in a surface or glaze.
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Craze is defined as to become wildly excited or insane.

A fan of an actor who becomes obsessed and stalks the actor is an example of craze by a fan.

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To produce a crackled surface or small cracks in the glaze of (pottery, porcelain, etc.)
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To become mentally ill.
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(now rare) To break, shatter, crack, etc.
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To become finely cracked, as the glaze of pottery.
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An exaggerated enthusiasm; mania.
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Something that is currently the fashion; fad.
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A crack in glaze or enamel, as of pottery.
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To become or cause to become mentally deranged or obsessed.
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Craziness; insanity.
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A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet.
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A temporary passion or infatuation, as for same new amusement, pursuit, or fashion; as, the bric-a-brac craze; the aesthetic craze.
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To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit.
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To derange the intellect of; to render insane.
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To be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed; to rave; to become insane.
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(intransitive, archaic) To break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See crase.
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(intransitive) To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery.
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To become covered with fine cracks.
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A short-lived popular fashion; a fad.
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(obs.) To break or shatter.
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To cause to become mentally ill; make insane.
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Origin of craze

  • Middle English crasen to shatter of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English crasen (“to crush, break, break to pieces, shatter, craze”), from Old Norse *krasa (“to shatter”). Cognate with Danish krase (“to crack, crackle”), Swedish krasa (“to crack, crackle”), Norwegian krasa (“to shatter, crush”), Icelandic krasa (“to crackle”).

    From Wiktionary