Definition of crazy in English:

crazy

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Pronunciation: /ˈkreɪzi
 
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informal

adjective (crazier, craziest)

  • 3(Of an angle) appearing absurdly out of place or unlikely: the monument leant at a crazy angle
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    • He considered this, but he stifled his reply when he caught sight of a seemingly ordinary pile of rock that rose at a crazy angle out of the ground.
    • That night, as I closed my eyes to try to sleep, all I could see was the bow of the central hull, pointing at a crazy angle going full-throttle down a wave and accelerating into a wall of water.
    • He attempted the almost impossible, trying to squeeze the ball in from a crazy angle when really the pass to an attacking colleague was the only option.
  • 3.1 archaic (Of a ship or building) full of cracks or flaws; unsound.

noun (plural crazies)

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  • A mad person: keep that crazy away from me
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    • He had asked me to house-sit for him, which meant watering the lawn and making sure religious crazies and psycho vampire hunters didn't burn the place down while he was gone.
    • Fame has brought some unwanted attention: the crazies on the Internet now assail the site from time to time, sometimes with organized campaigns.
    • As an expatriate from the Great Lakes State (and someone born in mid-winter, which I like to think has something to do with it), I am one of those crazies who actually enjoy snowy winters.

Phrases

like crazy

To a great degree; very intensely: we are just working like crazy
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  • For some reason, that set them both off once more and they started laughing like crazy.
  • It's not too funny now but I remember than we had laughed like crazy.
  • Colours can be safe, soft and muted, bold and bright or even clash like crazy as long as your wardrobe is new and tailored to your best look and shape.
Synonyms
energetically, enthusiastically, madly, with a will, for all one is worth, passionately, intensely, ardently, fervently
informal like mad, hammer and tongs
British informal , • dated like billy-o
In a very fast or unrestrained way: another driver, who was driving like crazy, ran him off the road
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  • Her jaw went slack for a moment, then she started smiling like crazy.
  • See I have a problem, on stage, alone, singing… my voice shakes like crazy.
  • In either case, his girl is standing there in front of him, moving around like crazy, just being smolderingly sexy.

Derivatives

crazily

adverb
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  • It's not crazily impossible or unreasonable but it's not as easy as some of the missions presented earlier.
  • She is now madly in love and crazily preparing her wardrobe and cleaning her monumentally messy home.
  • Canopies in blue, green, and silvery metal swoop crazily toward the ground.

craziness

noun
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  • There's a dark realism to all this madness, despite the craziness of it all.
  • I come from a large family, too, so I know very well the insanity and craziness that goes on there.
  • This is a joyous look at life and all the craziness that could happen.

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