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craze (noun)

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  • craze — ► NOUN ▪ a widespread but short lived enthusiasm for something. ► VERB (be crazed) ▪ (of a surface) be covered with a network of fine cracks. ORIGIN originally in the sense «break, shatter, produce cracks»: perhaps Scandinavian …   English terms dictionary

  • craze — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ current, latest, new ▪ passing ▪ Is this interest in health foods just a passing craze? ▪ dance, diet …   Collocations dictionary

  • craze — [ kreız ] noun count something that suddenly becomes very popular, but for only a short time: craze for: the craze for Irish music …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • craze — (v.) mid 14c., to shatter, probably ultimately from a Scandinavian source, e.g. O.N. *krasa shatter, but entering English via an Old French form (Cf. Mod.Fr. écraser). Related: Crazed; crazing. Now obsolete metaphoric use for break down in health …   Etymology dictionary

  • craze — noun (C) a fashion, game, type of music etc that suddenly becomes very popular but usually only remains popular for a very short time: This computer game is the latest craze …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • craze — noun the latest fitness craze Syn: fad, fashion, trend, vogue, enthusiasm, mania, passion, rage, obsession, compulsion, fixation, fetish, fancy, taste, fascination, preoccupation; informal thing …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • craze — noun a widespread but short lived enthusiasm for something. verb 1》 [usu. as adjective crazed] make or become wildly insane: a crazed killer. 2》 produce a network of fine cracks on (a surface). Derivatives crazing noun Origin ME (in the sense… …   English new terms dictionary

  • craze — noun Syn: fad, fashion, trend, vogue, enthusiasm, mania, passion, rage; informal thing …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • craze — UK [kreɪz] / US noun [countable] Word forms craze : singular craze plural crazes something that suddenly becomes very popular, but for only a short time craze for: the craze for Irish music …   English dictionary

  • craze — I. verb (crazed; crazing) Etymology: Middle English crasen to crush, craze, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish krasa to crush Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. obsolete break, shatter 2. to produce minute cracks on the surface or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • craze — [c]/kreɪz / (say krayz) verb (crazed, crazing) –verb (t) 1. to impair in intellect; make insane. 2. to make small cracks on the surface of (pottery, etc.); to crackle. –verb (i) 3. to become insane. 4. to become minutely cracked, as the glaze of… …   Australian English dictionary


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