Crazing
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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