crazy

[[t]kre͟ɪzi[/t]]
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crazier, craziest, crazies
1) ADJ-GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone or something as crazy, you think they are very foolish or strange. [INFORMAL]

People thought they were all crazy to try to make money from manufacturing...

That's why he's got so caught up with this crazy idea about Mr. Trancas.

...that crazy, mixed-up world out there.

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Derived words:
crazily ADV ADV after v, ADV adj

The teenagers shook their long, black hair and gesticulated crazily...

Our policies are crazily extravagant and very destructive.

craziness N-UNCOUNT

We had to have a sense of humour because of the craziness of it all.

2) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is crazy is insane. [INFORMAL]

If I sat home and worried about all this stuff, I'd go crazy...

He strides around the room beaming like a crazy man.

Syn:
N-COUNT
Crazy is also a noun.

Outside, mumbling, was one of New York's ever-present crazies.

3) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ about n If you are crazy about something, you are very enthusiastic about it. If you are not crazy about something, you do not like it. [INFORMAL]

He's still crazy about both his work and his hobbies...

I'm also not crazy about the initial terms of the deal.

Syn:
COMB in ADJ
Crazy is also a combining form.

Every football-crazy schoolboy in Europe dreams of one day being involved in the championships.

4) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ about n If you are crazy about someone, you are deeply in love with them. [INFORMAL]

None of that matters, because we're crazy about each other.

Syn:
5) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ If something or someone makes you crazy or drives you crazy, they make you extremely annoyed or upset. [INFORMAL]

This sitting around is driving me crazy...

When Jock woke up and found you gone he went crazy.

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6) PHRASE: PHR after v (emphasis) You use like crazy to emphasize that something happens to a great degree. [INFORMAL]

The stuff was selling like crazy...

Some people can diet like crazy and not lose weight.

Syn:
like mad

English dictionary. 2008.

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