crash·​ing | \ ˈkra-shiŋ How to pronounce crashing (audio) \

Definition of crashing

1 : utter, absolute a crashing bore
2 : superlative a crashing effect

Other Words from crashing

crashingly \ ˈkra-​shiŋ-​lē How to pronounce crashing (audio) \ adverb

Examples of crashing in a Sentence

a crashing bore, he can turn any party into a funeral
Recent Examples on the Web In practice, that means Facebook finds significantly more crashing bugs in a shorter amount of time. Sebastian Anthony, Ars Technica, 22 Aug. 2017 Apple’s once-unstoppable growth had come to a crashing halt: The number of iPhones sold was down 13 percent, and the company posted its first revenue decline in 13 years. Vindu Goel, New York Times, 30 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of crashing

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Crashing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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