crashing

[ krash-ing ]
/ ˈkræʃ ɪŋ /

adjective

absolute; complete; utter: a crashing bore.
unusual or superlative; exceptional: a crashing celebration.

Origin of crashing

First recorded in 1925–30; crash1 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM crashing

crash·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for crashing (2 of 2)

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

OTHER WORDS FROM crash

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

crashing
/ (ˈkræʃɪŋ) /

adjective

(prenominal) informal (intensifier) (esp in the phrase a crashing bore)

British Dictionary definitions for crashing (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 crashing (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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