crap out


verb (intr, adverb)

US slang to make a losing throw in craps
US slang to fail; withdraw
US slang to rest
slang to fail to do or attempt something through fear

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Idioms and Phrases with crap out

crap out

1

Back down, quit, When it got to the point of putting up some money, Jack crapped out. This expression originated in the game of craps, where it means to make a first throw (of the dice) of two, three, or twelve, thereby losing. [Slang; 1920s]

2

Go to sleep. This usage was military slang for sleeping during work hours or during a crap game. [Slang; c. 1940]

3

Die, as in He's really sick; he could crap out any time. This usage is less common than def. 1 or def. 2. [Slang; 1920s]

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