crashing


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crash·ing

 (krăsh′ĭng)
adj.
Total; absolute: a crashing bore.

crashing

(ˈkræʃɪŋ)
adj
(prenominal) informal (intensifier) (esp in the phrase a crashing bore)

crash•ing

(ˈkræʃ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. absolute; complete: a crashing bore.
2. superlative; exceptional.
[1925–30]
crash′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crashing - informal intensifierscrashing - informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot"
unmitigated - not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; "unmitigated suffering"; "an unmitigated horror"; "an unmitigated lie"

crashing

adjective
Translations

crashing

(o.f.) [ˈkræʃɪŋ] ADJ a crashing boreuna paliza, un muermo

crashing

adj (dated inf) he’s/it’s a crashing boreer/es ist fürchterlich or zum Einschlafen langweilig (inf)

crashing

[ˈkræʃɪŋ] adj (fam) (old) it's/he's a crashing boreè tremendamente noioso, è di una noia mortale
References in classic literature ?
Holding his head bent down before him, and struggling with the wind that strove to tear the wraps away from him, Levin was moving up to the copse and had just caught sight of something white behind the oak tree, when there was a sudden flash, the whole earth seemed on fire, and the vault of heaven seemed crashing overhead.
A great elm tree fell crashing into the railings close by his side.
One day the Countrymen noticed that the Mountains were in labour; smoke came out of their summits, the earth was quaking at their feet, trees were crashing, and huge rocks were tumbling.