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American English: /ˈstər ˌkreɪzi/

Translation of stir-crazy in Spanish:


  • (American English) [slang]
    loco de atar [colloquial]
    to go stir-crazy
    perder la chaveta [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Having sat through a soporific video presentation, gazed at some rather disappointing Hungarian art and contemplated the implications of Freud's psychoanalysis of his own daughter, the pair are slightly stir-crazy.
    • She's probably going stir-crazy - she'll be back here soon.
    • When trouble's brewing at Wandsworth prison, London, staff calm down stir-crazy inmates by serving up drinks with names such as Valerian Plus and Tranquillity.

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