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.
Origin of crash1
Synonyms for crash
Origin of crash2
Related Words for crashblast, clash, impact, accident, collapse, wreck, debacle, pileup, smash, plunge, hurtle, tumble, ditch, dive, drop, collide, bump, slip, meet, topple
Examples from the Web for crash
Contemporary Examples of 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.Who Will Get AsiaAir 8501’s Black Boxes?
December 30, 2014
Historical Examples of crash
The sea is sleeping sapphire that wakes to cream and crash upon the beach.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
It fell slowly, with a crash that was like a faint echo of the explosion.Way of the Lawless
The reply came with a soft distinctness that was like a crash of destiny.Within the Law
To use the one rein meant a crash into the rail, and surely death.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
It hung for a moment and then fell into the boat below with a crash.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
- 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.