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craze

[ kreyz ]
/ kreɪz /
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verb (used with object), crazed, craz·ing.
verb (used without object), crazed, craz·ing.
noun
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Origin of craze

1325–75; Middle English crasen to crush <Scandinavian; compare Swedish, Norwegian krasa to shatter, crush
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British Dictionary definitions for craze

craze
/ (kreɪz) /

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

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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