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craze

craze

 
pronunciation:
kreIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: crazed, crazes, crazing
definition 1: to cause insanity in; derange.
The explosions of gunfire crazed the horse.
similar words:
frenzy, madden
definition 2: to produce fine cracks in the surface or finish of, as the glaze on pottery.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to go insane or become obsessed.
definition 2: to become finely cracked, as a glazed surface.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden and short-lived popular enthusiasm; fad.
a craze for silly-looking hats
similar words:
fad, rage
definition 2: a fine crack or network of cracks, as in a glazed surface.
derivation: crazed (adj.)