The whole gang was going to crash out as soon as the fire had attracted everybody away.
I hope some day they will run into each other so hard that they will crash out ignition sparks and take fire.
The whole of the civilised world was talking of the stupendous conflict that had burst upon it like a crash out of a clear sky.
c.1400, crasschen "break in pieces;" with no identifiable ancestors or relatives it probably is imitative. Computing sense is 1973, which makes it one of the earliest computer jargon words. Meaning "break into a party, etc." is 1922. Slang meaning "to sleep" dates from 1943; especially from 1965. Related: Crashed; crashing.
1570s, from crash (v.); sense of "financial collapse" is from 1817, "collision" is from 1910; references to falling of airplanes are from World War I.