Definitions

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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)

Examples

  • The cop — his real name was Samuel Davies, not Roy — gave the kid the money and said take it home or, basically, I'll beat the crap out of you.

    Manhattan Is My Beat

  • The thought of traipsing off to visit one of the Elemental Lords scared the crap out of me, and I already knew what Camille and Menolly would have to say about the idea.

    Changeling

  • "Frankly," said Hayrn, his fist balled up as he talked to me later, "I may just beat the crap out of you for him."

    Father Swarat

  • It was motion-activated, for the dual purpose of automatically illuminating the householder's approach and scaring the crap out of trespassers such as himself.

    Boiling a Frog

  • But he'd never been able to explain the connection between himself and Mary Elise that had started over a shared Ho-Ho after he'd beaten the crap out of Buddy Davis for picking on the new kid about her accent.

    Strategic Engagement

  • "All game-related," said Peltonen, as if it were perfectly okay to beat the crap out of someone over a game.

    Nutrition

  • He couldnt exactly kick the crap out of the girl he loved, so he went after some poor fishermans rowboat instead, Kiran said.

    Paradise Lost

  • The joint was typical plastic shit, with shields and those ridiculous western knight swords like the old kings used hanging crosswise all over the place, and big mock-metallic triangles everywhere, crap out of Black Shield of Falworth, all Hollywood phony, all plastic.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

Comments

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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