crashing


crashing
crash•ing
[[t]ˈkræʃ ɪŋ[/t]] adj.
1) absolute; complete:
a crashing bore[/ex]
2) superlative; exceptional
Etymology: 1925–30 crash′ing•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Crashing — Crash ing, n. The noise of many things falling and breaking at once. [1913 Webster] There shall be . . . a great crashing from the hills. Zeph. i. 10. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crashing — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ complete; total: a crashing bore. DERIVATIVES crashingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • crashing — [krash′iŋ] adj. Informal thorough; complete [a crashing bore] …   English World dictionary

  • crashing — adjective Date: 1924 1. utter, absolute < a crashing bore > 2. superlative < a crashing effect > • crashingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crashing — crashingly, adv. /krash ing/, adj. 1. absolute; complete; utter: a crashing bore. 2. unusual or superlative; exceptional: a crashing celebration. [1925 30; CRASH1 + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • Crashing — Crash Crash (kr[a^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crashed} (kr[a^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crashing}.] [OE. crashen, the same word as crasen to break, E. craze. See {Craze}.] To break in pieces violently; to dash together with noise and violence. [R.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crashing — adj. Crashing is used with these nouns: ↑bore, ↑cymbal, ↑halt, ↑surf, ↑wave …   Collocations dictionary

  • crashing — adjective informal complete; total: a crashing bore. Derivatives crashingly adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • crashing — /ˈkræʃɪŋ / (say krashing) adjective Colloquial complete and utter: a crashing bore …   Australian English dictionary

  • crashing — adj. colloq. overwhelming (a crashing bore) …   Useful english dictionary