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craze / krāz/ • n. an enthusiasm for a particular activity or object that typically appears suddenly and achieves widespread but short-lived popularity: the latest craze for bungee jumping. • v. [tr.] 1. [usu. as adj.] (crazed) wildly insane or excited: a crazed killer | power-crazed tinpot dictators. 2. (often be crazed) produce a network of fine cracks on (a surface): the lake was frozen over but crazed with cracks. ∎  [intr.] develop such cracks.

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craze †shatter, crack XIV; †break down in health; impair in intellect (cf. cracked) XV. perh. — ON. *krasa (cf. Sw. krasa crunch).
Hence craze sb. †crack, flaw XVI; †crack-brain XVII; insane fancy, mania XIX. crazy unsound, liable to fall to pieces; †failing in health XVI; of unsound mind XVII; see -Y 1.

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