craze /ˈkrez/ 動詞
Craze v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crazed p. pr. & vb. n. Crazing.]
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.
Craze, v. i.
1. To be crazed, or to act or appear as one that is crazed; to rave; to become insane.
She would weep and he would craze. --Keats.
2. To crack, as the glazing of porcelain or pottery.
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; a fad; as, the bric-a-brac craze; the æsthetic craze.
Various crazes concerning health and disease. --W. Pater.
4. Ceramics A crack in the glaze or enamel such as is caused by exposure of the pottery to great or irregular heat.
n 1: an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always
follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that
season" [syn: fad, furor, furore, cult, rage]
2: state of violent mental agitation [syn: delirium, frenzy,
3: a fine crack in a glaze or other surface
v 1: cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind [syn: madden]
2: develop a fine network of cracks; "Crazed ceramics"