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crashing

adjective

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crashing

verb
present participle of crash

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1 to cause to break with violence and much noise
  • crashed the vase against the wall

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2 to come into usually forceful contact with something
  • the speeding car crashed into the tree with horrifying results

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3 to stop functioning
  • my computer crashed yet again

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4 to force one's way
  • fleeing animals crashed through the forest

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5 to go to a lower level especially abruptly
  • sales of that phone have crashed since the competing version came out

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6 slang to go to one's bed in order to sleep
  • I'm so exhausted that I'm just going to crash as soon as we get home

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7 slang to reside as a temporary guest
  • I'm going to crash at my sister's apartment when I'm in New York

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The first known use of crashing was in 1924

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“Crashing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/crashing. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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