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craze

(krāz)
v. crazed, crazing, crazes
v.tr.
To cause to become mentally deranged or obsessed.
v.intr.
To become mentally deranged or obsessed.
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The crazy boy, seeing the food, began to make soft, gurgling noises and stroked his stomach.
At sight of it, the crazy boy began to smack his lips.
I explained that she had affected, out of crazy spite against him, to know what she really did NOT know--that she only wanted to threaten him and aggravate him for speaking to her as he had just spoken--and that my unlucky words gave her just the chance of doing mischief of which she was in search.
Having first spoken in sheer crazy spitefulness against the man who had offended her, she was cunning enough to see that she had seriously frightened him, and sharp enough afterwards to discover that HE was concerned in shutting her up.
Next, he demonstrated how crazy he really was, by deeding over to his family, unsolicited, the ten acres on Tarwater Flat, the house, barn, outbuildings, and water-rights.
His sister's suspicions never entered his head; the housekeeper's conduct (he said) simply proved that she was, what he had always considered her to be, crazy.
The Good Sport said that she was crazy about the English accent.
Miss Leonard's friend said she was crazy about these picturesque old English families; and they went in to supper.
When this interlude was over, Captain Mayhew began a dark story concerning Moby Dick; not, however, without frequent interruptions from Gabriel, whenever his name was mentioned, and the crazy sea that seemed leagued with him.
So that the governor got rid of the dangerous and the crazy prisoner at the same time?
Was she too crazy to remember that these things really happened?
You--you must think me crazy," stammered Anne, trying to recover her self-possession.