Origin of crashing
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 crashingutter, sheer, total, complete, plain, swell, all-out, arrant, downright, out-and-out, outright, pure, supreme, thorough, unbounded, unconditional, unequivocal, unlimited, unmitigated, excellent
Examples from the Web for crashing
Contemporary Examples of crashing
Even more luckily, that bungee cord was short enough to keep it from crashing.Muppet Beastie Boys, Robin Williams Tribute, and More Viral Videos
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August 17, 2014
The caffeine high with “no crash later” might be crashing after all.Forget 5-Hour Energy: Tea Is a Better Buzz
July 22, 2014
The full translation follows: In the region of Torez, a AN-26 was just shot down, crashing behind the “progress” mine.Latest News on Malaysian Airliner Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine
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July 17, 2014
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June 29, 2014
Will our societies bear up under the lightning that is crashing down on them?Naming Europe’s New Anti-Semitism
June 10, 2014
Historical Examples of crashing
He it is, too, that leaps from cloud to cloud amid the crashing thunder-storm.Fire Worship (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
Rain fell in torrents; the crashing thunder was like the roar of artillery.The Roof of France
The shells from the French artillery on the Roman Road are crashing into the wood.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Shrieking and crashing, the vulture-forces of destruction sweep upon it.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
It had taken this news from the harbor to bring him tottering, crashing down.The Harbor
- 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.