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Definition of "craze" []

  • To cause to become mentally deranged or obsessed; make insane. (verb-transitive)
  • To produce a network of fine cracks in the surface or glaze of. (verb-transitive)
  • To become mentally deranged or obsessed; go insane. (verb-intransitive)
  • To become covered with fine cracks. (verb-intransitive)
  • A short-lived popular fashion; a fad. (noun)
  • A short-lived current fashion (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A wild or exaggerated enthusiasm (noun)
  • Mental disturbance; insanity (noun)
  • To make or become mad (verb)
  • To develop or cause to develop a fine network of cracks (verb)
  • To break (verb)
  • To weaken (verb)

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Use "craze" in a sentence
  • "But even as he was forcefully making his point, Wilson was trapped in an “I say I hate even as I fervently embrace” relationship with the word craze."
  • "Pasta craze is the next fried chicken/frozen yogurt/Pat LaFrieda burger/Asian sandwich craze?"
  • "Gladwell's frustration with the social media craze is apparent as he assembles and then reacts to a list of over-hyped quotes and accolades for the infant platforms."