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English-Spanish architecture and construction dictionary. 2013.

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  • Craze — may refer to: Craze, alternative name for fad Craziness, alternative name for insanity Crazing, a network of fine cracks People DJ Craze (born 1977), Nicaraguan American DJ Elizabeth Craze (born 1982), youngest ever heart transplant survivor at… …   Wikipedia

  • craze — ► NOUN ▪ a widespread but short lived enthusiasm for something. ► VERB (be crazed) ▪ (of a surface) be covered with a network of fine cracks. ORIGIN originally in the sense «break, shatter, produce cracks»: perhaps Scandinavian …   English terms dictionary

  • craze — [krāz] vt. crazed, crazing [ME crasen, to crack, break < Scand, as in Dan krase, to crackle, Swed krasa, to break up] 1. Obs. to break or shatter 2. to cause to become mentally ill; make insane 3. to produce a crackled surface or small cracks… …   English World dictionary

  • craze — I. verb (crazed; crazing) Etymology: Middle English crasen to crush, craze, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish krasa to crush Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. obsolete break, shatter 2. to produce minute cracks on the surface or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • craze — /krayz/, v., crazed, crazing, n. v.t. 1. to derange or impair the mind of; make insane: He was crazed by jealousy. 2. to make small cracks on the surface of (a ceramic glaze, paint, or the like); crackle. 3. Brit. Dial. to crack. 4. Archaic. to… …   Universalium

  • craze — v. & n. v. 1 tr. (usu. as crazed adj.) make insane (crazed with grief). 2 a tr. produce fine surface cracks on (pottery glaze etc.). b intr. develop such cracks. n. 1 a a usu. temporary enthusiasm (a craze for hula hoops). b the object of this. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • craze — [c]/kreɪz / (say krayz) verb (crazed, crazing) –verb (t) 1. to impair in intellect; make insane. 2. to make small cracks on the surface of (pottery, etc.); to crackle. –verb (i) 3. to become insane. 4. to become minutely cracked, as the glaze of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • craze — noun a widespread but short lived enthusiasm for something. verb 1》 [usu. as adjective crazed] make or become wildly insane: a crazed killer. 2》 produce a network of fine cracks on (a surface). Derivatives crazing noun Origin ME (in the sense… …   English new terms dictionary

  • craze — [[t]kreɪz[/t]] v. crazed, craz•ing, n. 1) to make insane; derange 2) cer to make small cracks on the surface of (a ceramic glaze, paint, or the like); crackle 3) to become insane 4) cer to become minutely cracked, as a ceramic glaze; crackle 5)… …   From formal English to slang

  • Crazing — A Song dynasty Celadon vase with crazing glaze Crazing is a network of fine cracks on the surface of a material, for example in a glaze layer. Crazing is a phenomenon that frequently precedes fracture in some glassy thermoplastic polymers.… …   Wikipedia

  • crack — I. verb Etymology: Middle English crakken, from Old English cracian; akin to Old High German chrahhōn to resound Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to make a very sharp explosive sound < the whip cracks through the air > 2. to break,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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