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The sea is sleeping sapphire that wakes to cream and crash upon the beach.

It fell slowly, with a crash that was like a faint echo of the explosion.

The reply came with a soft distinctness that was like a crash of destiny.

To use the one rein meant a crash into the rail, and surely death.

It hung for a moment and then fell into the boat below with a crash.

Then I heard the crash of the foremast as it went down to leeward.

Then there was a crash as though the mountain had clapped its hands.

Ransom at long range will be about the size of it—cash or crash.

A tooth-mug of substantial earthenware dropped to the floor with a crash.

The loosening, the fall, and the crash happen almost simultaneously.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CRASH

abend

nounabnormal end of task
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