The predominant school of thought holds that the markets are irrationally acting—and crashing—in response to the news.
Optionally, it can live up to its description by crashing into targets and detonating a five-pound warhead.
Following his January 23 Miami arrest, Bieber has been drag racing down the road to recovery, crashing into scandal after scandal.
Decades later, in 1974, a slow-moving train derailed, crashing in the same spot but resulting in no deaths or injuries.
In the end, crashing that state banquet may have been a stroke of tawdry genius.
The Persian vessels became entangled one with another, and crashing together broke each other's oars.
He it is, too, that leaps from cloud to cloud amid the crashing thunder-storm.
Just then there came a crashing, as if several trees were being crashed down by a tornado.
Rain fell in torrents; the crashing thunder was like the roar of artillery.
As they swept up alongside shots were heaved down into them, and the crashing of planks told that they had done their work.
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.