verb (used with object), crazed, crazing.
to derange or impair the mind of; make insane:
He was crazed by jealousy.
to make small cracks on the surface of (a ceramic glaze, paint, or the like); crackle.
British Dialect. to crack.
Archaic. to weaken; impair:
to craze one’s health.
Obsolete. to break; shatter.
verb (used without object), crazed, crazing.
to become insane; go mad.
to become minutely cracked, as a ceramic glaze; crackle.
Archaic. to fall to pieces; break.
a popular or widespread fad, fashion, etc.; mania:
the newest dance craze.
insanity; an insane condition.
a minute crack or pattern of cracks in the glaze of a ceramic object.
Obsolete. flaw; defect.
a short-lived current fashion
a wild or exaggerated enthusiasm: a craze for chestnuts
mental disturbance; insanity
to make or become mad
(ceramics, metallurgy) to develop or cause to develop a fine network of cracks
(transitive) (Brit, archaic or dialect) to break
(transitive) (archaic) to weaken
mid-14c., crasen, craisen “to shatter,” probably Germanic and perhaps ultimately from a Scandinavian source (e.g. Old Norse *krasa “shatter”), but entering English via an Old French form (cf. Modern French écraser). Original sense preserved in crazy quilt pattern and in reference to pottery glazing (1832). Mental sense perhaps comes via transferred sense of “be diseased or deformed” (mid-15c.), or it might be an image. Related: Crazed; crazing.
late 15c., “break down in health,” from craze (v.) in its Middle English sense; this led to a noun sense of “mental breakdown,” and by 1813 to the extension to “mania, fad,” or, as The Century Dictionary (1902) defines it, “An unreasoning or capricious liking or affectation of liking, more or less sudden and temporary, and usually shared by a number of persons, especially in society, for something particular, uncommon, peculiar, or curious ….”
[krey-zee] /ˈkreɪ zi/ adjective, crazier, craziest. 1. mentally deranged; demented; insane. 2. senseless; impractical; totally unsound: a crazy scheme. 3. Informal. intensely enthusiastic; passionately excited: crazy about baseball. 4. Informal. very enamored or infatuated (usually followed by about): He was crazy about her. 5. Informal. intensely anxious or eager; impatient: I’m crazy to try those […]
- Crazy as a loon
adjective phrase Insane; nutty: If you think that, you’re crazy as a loon [first form 1845+, third 1832+; fr the loon’s or coot’s cry, like an insane laugh, and the bedbug’s frantic rushing about when exposed]
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