Craze

Definition of Craze

Pronunciation: krāz
v. t.1.To break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See Crase.
[imp. & p. p. Crazed (krāzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Crazing.]
2.To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit.
3.To derange the intellect of; to render insane.
Any man . . . that is crazed and out of his wits.
- Tilloston.
v. i.1.To be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed; to rave; to become insane.
She would weep and he would craze.
- Keats.
2.To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery.
n.1.Craziness; insanity.
2.A strong habitual desire or fancy; a crotchet.
It was quite a craze with him [Burns] to have his Jean dressed genteelly.
- Prof. Wilson.
3.A temporary passion or infatuation, as for same new amusement, pursuit, or fashion; a fad; as, the bric-a-brac craze; the æsthetic craze.
4.(Ceramics) A crack in the glaze or enamel such as is caused by exposure of the pottery to great or irregular heat.

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