Crazed
Craze Craze (kr[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crazed} (kr[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crazing}.] [OE. crasen to break, fr. Scand., perh. through OF.; cf. Sw. krasa to crackle, sl[*a] i kras, to break to pieces, F. ['e]craser to crush, fr. the Scand. Cf. {Crash}.] 1. To break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See {Crase}. [1913 Webster]

God, looking forth, will trouble all his host, And craze their chariot wheels. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Till length of years, And sedentary numbness, craze my limbs. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To derange the intellect of; to render insane. [1913 Webster]

Any man . . . that is crazed and out of his wits. --Tilloston. [1913 Webster]

Grief hath crazed my wits. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • -crazed — [ kreızd ] suffix used with some nouns for saying what makes someone behave in a crazy and uncontrolled way: a power crazed politician …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • -crazed — UK [kreɪzd] US suffix used with some nouns for saying what makes someone behave in a crazy and uncontrolled way a power crazed politician Thesaurus: suffixeshyponym crazy or sillysynonym prefixeshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • crazed — index frenetic, lunatic, non compos mentis Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • crazed — [ kreızd ] adjective completely crazy and uncontrolled …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • -crazed — [[t] kreɪzd[/t]] COMB in ADJ crazed combines with nouns to form adjectives that describe people whose behaviour is wild and uncontrolled because of the thing the noun refers to. ...a drug crazed killer. ...a power crazed TV executive …   English dictionary

  • crazed — [[t]kre͟ɪzd[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Crazed people are wild and uncontrolled, and perhaps insane. [WRITTEN] A crazed gunman slaughtered five people last night. ...a crazed act of revenge. Syn: crazy …   English dictionary

  • crazed — adjective a) Maddened, driven insane. The crazed look in his eyes made everyone back up. b) Covered with cracks (generally applied to porcelain). He was crazed with thirst and resorted to drinking seawater …   Wiktionary

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