Is it certain the word is borrowed from Middle English, isn't an Old Norse origin more likely? Wakuran (talk) 11:08, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
TLFisays "Empr., avec adjonction du préf. é-* au m. angl.to crasen « briser, mettre en morceaux, écraser » (ca 1440 ds MED), angl. to craze « broyer » d'orig. prob. scandinave (ODEE)."
Translation "Borrowed, with the addition of the prefix é- from Middle English to crasen (break, break into bits, crush) English craze (to crush) probably of Scandinavian origin." Mglovesfun (talk) 17:39, 17 September 2012 (UTC)