craze craze  /ˈkreɪz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
  2. (n) state of violent mental agitation
  3. (n) a fine crack in a glaze or other surface
  4. (v) cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind
  5. (v) develop a fine network of cracks

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Usage(s):

  1. Although some critics have already heralded the end of the reggaeton craze, Yankee believes that it's a form that is just being born.
  2. For the hip, a campy dance craze with fashion-model poses.
  3. Sometimes, it was purely accidental: after singeing her hair, she cut it off completely, made an appearance at the Paris Opra, and started the craze for bobbed hair.

News

  1. New York Cronut Craze: Delivery Service Offering Treats for $100 Each

    Cronuts are the latest craze in New York City and hundreds of people line up every day at Dominique Ansel's bakery to pay $5 for the treat.  But now, a new "white glove" delivery service is taking the hassle out of standing in line at the bakery by offering the treats for $100 a piece. A 20-piece order costs $5,000.  Called "The Premium Croissant-Doughnut Delivery Service," the company has no ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  2. Great Deals on Driven Sports CRAZE Now Available from Supplement Edge

    PORTLAND, Maine, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Supplement Edge is offering a five-dollar discount on Driven Sports CRAZE , the pre-workout that delivers the ultimate boost to enhance any gym workout ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Taper the Latest Craze on Wall Street

    Taper, taper, taper! It's the newest craze among the Fed-obsessed on Wall Street who hang on to every single word uttered by the Fed's chairman, CNBC reports, tongue-in-cheek.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Business Journal

Quotes

  1. Anderson tells fans on her Web site, "I'm getting rid of our Uggs -- I feel so guilty for that craze being started around 'Baywatch' days. I used to wear them with my red swimsuit to keep warm -- never realizing that they were skin! I thought they...
    on Feb 23, 2007 By: Pamela Anderson Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "There was more of a trust between the players and the fans, and players were willing to go out of their way a little bit to sign a ball for a kid, to sign autographs. With the memorabilia craze and all these memorabilia guys, players just don't...
    on Jul 22, 2005 By: George Brett Source: WSOCtv.com

  3. He adds "I am not worried about the craze and expectations from others. I just want to get the film right and do as good as I can. I feel as pressurized as a beginner before every release."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Mani Ratnam Source: india-server.com

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