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
Related Words for crashedsmash, plunge, hurtle, collapse, tumble, ditch, dive, drop, collide, bump, slip, meet, topple, overturn, crunch, fragment, disintegrate, splinter, shatter, dash
Examples from the Web for crashed
Contemporary Examples of crashed
Searchers reported seeing a large shadow on the seabed, suggesting the crashed jet has been located.Wreckage, Bodies of AirAsia Crash Found
December 30, 2014
He was the commander of the ship when it crashed and he admits his decision to take the ship off course.
Shortly before the Concordia crashed, Schettino can be heard on the audiotape telling the helmsman to turn again.
“It is, I think, almost as bad today as the day I crashed,” Holm says of the Congo.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
Pakistani troops even fought off militants attempting to reach the wreckage of drones that had crashed.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan
Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel
November 12, 2014
Historical Examples of crashed
Terlake fell short, crashed in among the oars, and bounded off into the sea.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
In a fury he flung the glass from him, so that it crashed and splintered upon the floor.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
For we had crashed by so that the crazy cart must have thrilled in every stick of it.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
For had he crashed, or smashed that fragile tube, all would have been in vain.Spawn of the Comet
Harold Thompson Rich
He crashed against the wall and sank to the floor only half conscious.In the Orbit of Saturn
Roman Frederick Starzl
- 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.