[ kreyz ]
/ kreɪz /

verb (used with object), crazed, craz·ing.

verb (used without object), crazed, craz·ing.


Origin of craze

1325–75; Middle English crasen to crush < Scandinavian; compare Swedish, Norwegian krasa to shatter, crush Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for craze


/ (kreɪz) /


a short-lived current fashion
a wild or exaggerated enthusiasma craze for chestnuts
mental disturbance; insanity


Word Origin for craze

C14 (in the sense: to break, shatter): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish krasa to shatter, ultimately of imitative origin
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