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come crashing down

Definition of come crashing down

  1. :  to fall down with a lot of noise and force <The whole stack of cans came crashing down.> —sometimes used figuratively <The whole theory came crashing down when it was revealed that some of the supporting evidence had been falsified.> <His world came crashing down when he lost his job.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

  1. :  utter, absolute

    :  superlative

  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down: as

    :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down

    :  a complete play to advance the ball in football

  1. :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down

Seen and Heard

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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