Pronunciation: (krāz), [key]
— v., n. crazed, craz•ing,
- 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.
- to crack.
- to weaken; impair: to craze one's health.
- to break; shatter.
- to become insane; go mad.
- to become minutely cracked, as a ceramic glaze; crackle.
- (of a case-hardened object) to develop reticulated surface markings; worm.
- (of an ingot) to develop an alligator skin as a result of being teemed into an old and worn mold.
- 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.
- flaw; defect.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.