verb (used without object)
- to sleep.
- to have a temporary place to sleep or live without payment: He let me crash at his house.
- to fall asleep: I get home in the evening and I just crash till it's time for dinner.
verb (used with object)
- to gain admittance to, even though uninvited: to crash a party.
- to enter without a ticket, permission, etc.: to crash the gate at a football game.
- crash and burn,
- crash barrier,
- crash blossom,
- crash boat,
- crash cart
Origin of crash1
Origin of crash2
Examples from the Web for crash
So I drove around the corner to the trailhead of the logging road that led back to the crash site.
Instead, the man and woman in the truck wanted to know where the crash site was and whether would I show them.
There is the smell here of an indecent rush for scapegoats, even before we know what really caused this crash.
These days weather should never cause a commercial airliner to crash.
This immediately raises the issue of who will lead the crash investigation.
The streets of Ayr were swarming with people, and sounding with the crash of music.
Just before the crash, in the attempt to save the firm, he went to a wealthy friend and borrowed a large sum of money.
Even the men who had upheld the archway of swords dropped their weapons with a crash and knelt also.The Lost Prince|Frances Hodgson Burnett
If they do that and Madam Breeze gets in, all is lost; away will go the whole building with a crash.Old Farm Fairies:|Henry Christopher McCook
The distribution of the treasury surplus to the States precipitated the crash.Martin Van Buren|Edward M. Shepard
- requiring or using intensive effort and all possible resources in order to accomplish something quicklya crash programme
- sudden or vigorousa crash halt; a crash tackle
Word Origin for crash
Word Origin for crash
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.