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phrasal verb [intransitive] informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theycrash out
he/she/itcrashes out
present participlecrashing out
past tensecrashed out
past participlecrashed out
  1. 1
    to suddenly start sleeping, usually when you are very tired
    I crashed out around ten in front of the TV.
  2. 2
    mainly journalism to be badly defeated so that you have to leave a competition
    crash out of: England crashed out of the European Cup again today.
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