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  • v. To lose a game or (as a machine) to break down.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to throw a 2, 3, or 12 on the first throw in the game of craps, thereby losing that turn.

Etymologies

From die rolling the game craps. (Wiktionary)

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  • To crap out can also be used to informally define the malfunctioning of something, usually a machine of some sort, especially when it's unexpected. "The phone crapped out on me". (ie. "The phone stopped working/went haywire" - you get the idea.)

    March 20, 2012