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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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Mr Klein, who runs his own private practice, said: "Simply telling children off can sometimes make it more likely that children will engage in those crazes as it fosters an 'us vs them attitude'.
It will come as a deeply worrying development in light of other deadly crazes in the past.
But before we get our knickers in a twist about this latest daft craze, let''s remember that it''s just the latest in a long line of stupid things and will certainly be followed by another stupid thing.
Sam Loyd fuelled the Fifteen Puzzle craze by offering a $1,000 prize for anyone who could find a solution showing all the moves required to solve this puzzle.
Introducing GeoCraze, a web and mobile application for iPhone[TM] and Android[TM] smart phones/tablets, that allows users to share images, location, and weather conditions for each Craze they create regardless of where they are in the world.
Crazes are formed not only nearby but also away from the equator of the rubber particles, and the propagation direction of crazes is nearly orthogonal to the deformation direction of the rubber particles.
Beating other fashion disasters such as bum bags and leg-warmers, the horror hairdo has topped a poll of the worst crazes ever.
Fearne Cotton finds a few more in this one-off special, doing a nostalgic delve through nine dance crazes ranging from Michael Jackson's Thriller routines to the Village People's camp YMCA, and from the Sixties Twist and the Locomotion to the Time Warp, made famous by The Rocky Horror Show.
Adults aren't immune to crazes either, with increasingly bizarre novelty items fetching big sums on eBay.
Tim Riley of Tweedle and Pip in Royal Arcade, Cardiff, said: 'Scoubis are our best sellers at the moment - we usually tend not to go for crazes and stick to traditional and educational toys but these are a great crafts activity.
It is feared that the craze could catch on in the UK, as other drugs crazes have swept across the Atlantic.
After all, both crazes featured rampant substance abuse and impotent governmental attempts at curtailing it.