Origin of crash

1
1350–1400; 1920–25 def. 16; 1870–75 for def 22; Middle English crasche, blend of crase to break (see craze) and masche mash1

SYNONYMS FOR crash

13 smash.

OTHER WORDS FROM crash

crash·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for crash out (1 of 3)

crash out

verb (intr, adverb) slang

  1. to go to sleep
  2. to spend the night (in a place)we crashed out at John's place
to pass out
informal to be eliminated from a competition in a way that brings disgrace or embarrassment

British Dictionary definitions for crash out (2 of 3)

crash1
/ (kræʃ) /

verb

noun

See also crash out

Derived forms of crash

crasher, noun

Word Origin for crash

C14: probably from crasen to smash, shatter + dasshen to strike violently, dash 1; see craze

British Dictionary definitions for crash out (3 of 3)

crash2
/ (kræʃ) /

noun

a coarse cotton or linen cloth used for towelling, curtains, etc

Word Origin for crash

C19: from Russian krashenina coloured linen
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