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cra·zy

 (krā′zē)
adj. cra·zi·er, cra·zi·est
1.
a. Mentally deranged.
b. Informal Odd or eccentric in behavior.
2. Informal Departing from proportion or moderation, especially:
a. Possessed by enthusiasm or excitement: The crowd at the game went crazy.
b. Immoderately fond; infatuated: was crazy about boys.
c. Intensely involved or preoccupied: is crazy about cars and racing.
d. Foolish or impractical; senseless: a crazy scheme for making quick money.
e. Intensely annoyed or irritated: It makes me crazy when you don't tell me you're going to be late.
3. Disorderly or askew: One of the old window shutters hung at a crazy angle.
adv.
Informal Extremely; very: That restaurant's always crazy busy on weekends, but it's worth the wait.
n. pl. cra·zies
One who is or appears to be mentally deranged: "To them she is not a brusque crazy, but 'appropriately passionate'" (Mary McGrory).
Idiom:
like crazy Informal
To an exceeding degree: They were running around like crazy.

cra′zi·ly adv.
cra′zi·ness n.

crazy

(ˈkreɪzɪ)
adj, -zier or -ziest
1. informal insane
2. fantastic; strange; ridiculous: a crazy dream.
3. (postpositive; foll by about or over) informal extremely fond (of)
4. slang very good or excellent
n, pl crazies
informal a crazy person
ˈcrazily adv
ˈcraziness n

cra•zy

(ˈkreɪ zi)

adj. -zi•er, -zi•est, adj.
1. mentally deranged; insane.
2. impractical; totally unsound: a crazy scheme.
3. intensely eager.
4. infatuated (usu. fol. by about).
5. unusual; bizarre.
6. Slang. wonderful.
n.
7. Slang. an unpredictable person; oddball: one nice sister and two crazies.
Idioms:
like crazy, Slang. with great energy: We worked like crazy all morning.
[1570–80; craze + -y1]
cra′zi•ly, adv.
cra′zi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crazy - someone deranged and possibly dangerouscrazy - someone deranged and possibly dangerous
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
lunatic, madman, maniac - an insane person
Adj.1.crazy - affected with madness or insanitycrazy - affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
2.crazy - foolish; totally unsound; "a crazy scheme"; "half-baked ideas"; "a screwball proposal without a prayer of working"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
impractical - not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters; "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"; "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"; "an impractical solution"
3.crazy - possessed by inordinate excitement; "the crowd went crazy"; "was crazy to try his new bicycle"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
excited - in an aroused state
4.crazy - bizarre or fantastic; "had a crazy dream"; "wore a crazy hat"
strange, unusual - being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"
5.crazy - intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with; "crazy about cars and racing"; "he is potty about her"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"

crazy

adjective
1. strange, odd, bizarre, fantastic, silly, weird, ridiculous, outrageous, peculiar, eccentric, rum (Brit. slang), oddball (informal), cockamamie (slang, chiefly U.S.), wacko or whacko (informal), out there (slang) I ignored the crazy guy seated beside me on the bus.
strange common, normal, regular, usual, ordinary, conventional, orthodox
3. insane, mad, unbalanced, deranged, touched, cracked (slang), mental (slang), nuts (slang), barking (slang), daft (informal), batty (slang), crazed, lunatic, demented, cuckoo (informal), barmy (slang), off-the-wall (slang), nutty (slang), potty (Brit. informal), berserk, delirious, bonkers (slang, chiefly Brit.), idiotic, unhinged, loopy (informal), crackpot (informal), out to lunch (informal), round the bend (slang), barking mad (slang), out of your mind, maniacal, not all there (informal), doolally (slang), off your head (slang), off your trolley (slang), round the twist (Brit. slang), up the pole (informal), of unsound mind, not right in the head, off your rocker (slang), not the full shilling (informal), a bit lacking upstairs (informal), as daft as a brush (informal, chiefly Brit.), mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare, nutty as a fruitcake (slang) If I think about it too much, I'll go crazy. some crazy man who had killed his wife and family before committing suicide
insane smart, wise, reasonable, intelligent, sensible, rational, all there (informal), down-to-earth, sane, compos mentis (Latin), in your right mind, mentally sound

crazy

adjective
1. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
2. Informal. Showing or having enthusiasm:
Slang: gung ho, nuts.
noun
A person regarded as strange, eccentric, or crazy:
Informal: crank, loon, loony.
Translations
مَجْنـونمَجْنُونمَجْنُونْمُغْرَم، مولَع
bláznivýšílenýzblázněný
skørvanvittigtossetsindssyg
hullumielenvikainenälytön
lud
bele van habarodvaőrült
gila
brjálaîursem er vitlaus í e-î
気の狂った無茶な
미친
nor
galenstollig
บ้าวิกลจริต
điênkhùng

crazy

[ˈkreɪzɪ]
A. ADJ (crazier (compar) (craziest (superl)))
1. (= mad) → loco, chiflado
you were crazy to do itfue una locura hacerlo
you would be crazy to do thattendrías que estar loco para hacer eso
it would be crazy for him to give up his jobsería una locura que dejase el trabajo
to drive sb crazy (= drive mad) → volver loco a algn; (= infuriate) → sacar de quicio a algn
it's enough to drive you crazyes para volverse loco
to go crazy (= mad) → volverse loco; (= excited) → ponerse como loco; (= angry) → ponerse como un energúmeno
it was a crazy ideafue una locura or un disparate, era una idea descabellada or disparatada
everyone shouted like crazytodos gritaban como locos
they were selling like crazyse estaban vendiendo como rosquillas or como pan caliente
it sounds crazyparece una locura
crazy talkdisparates mpl, tonterías fpl
I've done some crazy things in my timehe hecho algunas locuras en mi vida
crazy with grief/anxietyloco de pena/preocupación
it's a crazy worldel mundo está loco, es un mundo de locos
2. (= keen) he's football crazyes un fanático del fútbol
to be crazy about sbestar loco por algn
they're crazy about footballel fútbol les vuelve locos
I'm not crazy about itno es que me vuelva loco, no me entusiasma
3. to lean at a crazy angleinclinarse de modo peligroso
B. N (US) → loco/a m/f
C. CPD crazy bone N (US) → hueso m del codo
crazy house N (US) → casa f de locos, manicomio m
crazy paving Npavimento m de baldosas irregulares
crazy quilt N (US) → edredón m de retazos

crazy

[ˈkreɪzi] adj
(= mad) [person] → fou(folle); [idea] → fou(folle)
to go crazy → devenir fou
like crazy advcomme un(e) fou(folle)
Consumers are borrowing like crazy → Les consommateurs empruntent comme des fous.
(= very enthusiastic) to be crazy about sb → être fou de qn(folle)
to be crazy about sth → être un(e) fana de qch
He's crazy about skiing → C'est un fana de ski.crazy golf n (British)minigolf mcrazy paving n (British)dallage m irrégulier (en pierres plates)

crazy

adj (+er)
verrückt (→ with vor +dat); to send or drive somebody crazyjdn verrückt or wahnsinnig machen; to go crazyverrückt or wahnsinnig werden; to act crazysich wie verrückt or wahnsinnig aufführen; that’s crazydas ist doch verrückt!; like crazy (inf)wie verrückt (inf); it/you would be crazy to do thates wäre/du wärst verrückt, das zu tun
(inf: = enthusiastic) → verrückt (inf); to be crazy about somebody/somethingganz verrückt or wild auf jdn/etw sein (inf); football-crazyfußballverrückt (inf); to be crazy for somebodyverrückt nach jdm sein (inf)
angle, tiltunwahrscheinlich

crazy

:
crazy bone
n (US) → Musikantenknochen m
crazy golf
n (Brit) → Minigolf nt
crazy house
n (US inf) → Irrenhaus nt
crazy paving
nMosaikpflaster nt
crazy quilt
n (US) → Flickendecke f

crazy

[ˈkreɪzɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl)))
a. (mad) → pazzo/a, matto/a, folle
to go crazy → uscir di senno, impazzire
crazy with jealousy → pazzo/a di gelosia
it was a crazy idea → era un'idea folle
you were crazy to do it → sei stato un pazzo a farlo
b. (fam) (keen) to be crazy about sbessere pazzo/a di qn
to be crazy about sth → andare matto/a per qc
c. (angle, slope) → pericolante

craze

(kreiz) noun
a (usually temporary) fashion; great (but temporary) enthusiasm. the current craze for cutting one's hair extremely short.
ˈcrazy adjective
1. insane. He must be going crazy; a crazy idea.
2. very enthusiastic. She's crazy about her boyfriend.
ˈcrazily adverb
ˈcraziness noun

crazy

مَجْنُون, مَجْنُونْ bláznivý, šílený skør, vanvittig verrückt παλαβός, τρελός demente, loco älytön, hullu fou lud pazzo 気の狂った, 無茶な 미친 gek gal szalony louco сумасшедший galen บ้า, วิกลจริต çılgın, kaçık điên 疯狂的

crazy

a. loco-a, demente.

crazy

adj (comp -ier; super -iest) loco; to drive (someone) — volver loco (a alguien); His mother drove him crazy..Su madre lo volvió loco; to go — volverse loco, perder la razón
References in classic literature ?
I'm not Meg tonight, I'm `a doll' who does all sorts of crazy things.
I scream for him to run, but he just hit and hit that snake like he was crazy.
There were a dozen men crazy about her at the Cheniere; and since it was the fashion to be in love with married people, why, she could run away any time she liked to New Orleans with Celina's husband.
By far the greater number stood leaning, in lazy, lounging attitudes, against the upright posts that supported the crazy building, while three or four of the oldest and most distinguished of the chiefs placed themselves on the earth a little more in advance.
You are partly crazy and partly imbecile; a ruin, a failure, as almost everybody is,--though some in less degree, or less perceptibly, than their fellows.
Why is almost every robust healthy boy with a robust healthy soul in him, at some time or other crazy to go to sea?
His story was this: He had been originally nurtured among the crazy society of Neskyeuna Shakers, where he had been a great prophet; in their cracked, secret meetings having several times descended from heaven by the way of a trap-door, announcing the speedy opening of the seventh vial, which he carried in his vest-pocket; but, which, instead of containing gunpowder, was supposed to be charged with laudanum.
Out of some she had been ordered with curses; but Marija was not afraid of man or devil, and asked every one she saw--visitors and strangers, or workpeople like herself, and once or twice even high and lofty office personages, who stared at her as if they thought she was crazy.
Mother came at me so that I thought she was crazy, and I was whipped and tumbled off to bed, without any supper, before I could get over wondering what had come about; and, after that, I heard mother crying outside the door, which made me feel worse than all the rest.
I mean, it isn't a place where they cure crazy people?
There was enough crazy and rotten rubbish in the building to make a true brick-a-bracker green with envy.
Folks got up everywheres in the crowd, and worked their way just by main strength to the mourners' bench, with the tears running down their faces; and when all the mourners had got up there to the front benches in a crowd, they sung and shouted and flung themselves down on the straw, just crazy and wild.