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Pronunciation : Craze (krz)
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. crasen to break, fr. Scand., perh. through OF.; cf. Sw. krasa to crackle, sl, to break to pieces, F. to crush, fr. the Scand. Cf. Crash.]
Definition : 1. To break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See Crase. God, looking forth, will trouble all his host, And craze their chariot wheels. Milton.

2. To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit. [Obs.] Till length of years, And sedentary numbness, craze my limbs. Milton.

3. To derange the intellect of; to render insane. Any man . . . that is crazed and out of his wits. Tilloston. Grief hath crazed my wits. Shak.

t. [imp. & p. p. Crazed (krzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Crazing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Craze
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To be crazed, or to act or appear as She would weep and he would craze. Keats.

2. To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Craze
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 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; as, the bric-a-brac craze; the ?sthetic craze. Various crazes concerning health and disease. W. Pater.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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