[krap-yuh-luh s] /ˈkræp yə ləs/
given to or characterized by gross excess in drinking or eating.
suffering from or due to such excess.
1530s, “sick from too much drinking,” from Latin crapula, from Greek kraipale “hangover, drunken headache, nausea from debauching.” The Romans used it for drunkenness itself. English has used it in both senses. Related: Crapulously; crapulousness.
[krak-loo r, krak-loo r; French krakuh-lyr] /krækˈlʊər, ˈkræk lʊər; French krakəˈlür/ noun, plural craquelures [krak-loo rz, krak-loo rz; French krakuh-lyr] /krækˈlʊərz, ˈkræk lʊərz; French krakəˈlür/ (Show IPA) 1. a network of fine cracks or crackles on the surface of a painting, caused chiefly by shrinkage of paint film or varnish. /ˈkrækəlʊə/ noun 1. a network […]
[krash] /kræʃ/ verb (used without object) 1. to make a loud, clattering noise, as of something dashed to pieces. 2. to break or fall to pieces with noise. 3. (of moving vehicles, objects, etc.) to collide, especially violently and noisily. 4. to move or go with a crash; strike with a crash. 5. Aeronautics. to […]
- Crash and burn
verb phrase (also crash in flames) To fail entirely; blow it: You’d think his presidency had already crashed in flames verb To collapse from exhaustion; poop out: I was just about to crash and burn (1970s+) jargon A spectacular crash, in the mode of the conclusion of the car-chase scene in the movie “Bullitt” and […]
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