John Ensign just crashed off our top 10 list for 2012 GOP presidential aspirants.
I recalled that a plane had once crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945.
He seemed altogether without emotion, without energy, crashed, like a storm had passed and knocked him dull.
My stocks have crashed, and I have lost almost all my money.
With billions in sales, crashed online servers, and a bestselling soundtrack, ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ mania is upon us.
Another train had crashed into the Oxford express in the fog.
In a fury he flung the glass from him, so that it crashed and splintered upon the floor.
Old Earnest fairly bolted to the door and an instant later it crashed shut with a shock that made the walls shake.
He crashed against the wall and sank to the floor only half conscious.
Half sliding, half scrambling, he crashed down the steep sides of the bank and into the river.
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.
1570s, from crash (v.); sense of "financial collapse" is from 1817, "collision" is from 1910; references to falling of airplanes are from World War I.