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crash out

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phrasal verb [intransitive] informal
Word Forms
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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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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