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noun [uncountable] impolite crap pronunciation in American English /kræp/
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  1. 1

    She was talking crap, as usual.

    His explanation was a bunch of crap.

    be full of crap (=often talk nonsense):

    Don’t listen to him – he’s full of crap.

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  2. 2
    something that is of bad quality

    I’m tired of eating the crap they serve in the cafeteria.

    1. a.
      things that are useless, not wanted, or not important

      You wouldn’t believe the amount of crap he’s got in his room.

  3. 3
    solid waste that has left your body
  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    not give a crap to not care at all about someone or something

    I don't give a crap what she thinks!

    Who gives a crap?

    Submitted by Caleb Judy from United States on 30/05/2015

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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