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Crash

verb Creative Variation
To fall asleep, usually to extreme exhaustion.
 
The definition of crash as a collision of two objects is from 1910. This specific definition assumes a person “crashing” with their bed or other object for rest. Such a strong word as crash is used because of the extreme exhaustion that is assumed with this definition. The crash between a person and bed is metaphorical.
Etymology : Narrowing Crash (any two objects) -> Crash (person and other object)
Source : Working in the PDR until 4am. Friend: “Alright I think I got enough [work] done, I’m going to go crash.” [October 22, 2013]
Last modified: 12 December 2013


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