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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  28/JUL/2007 2:42 AM
Assunto:  crashed out - En>Pt
 
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to be crashed out = to be asleep

This expression may have been common in the 1960s, but it's not common now.  And where do you crash?  You crash at someone's pad (house, home).  "Pad" was once slang for mattress.

 

"To crash" can also mean "to have an accident", especially with a motorcycle or airplane.  (Fred crashed on his rice burner. = Fred had an accident on his Japanese made motorcycle.)  In the film "Top Gun", Tom Cruise talks about "crashing and burning".  He was using an aeronautical term to mean he had failed in the romance department.

 

 

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
crashed out - En>Pt  –  Márcio Farias  27/JUL/2007, 10:18 PM
crashed out - En>Pt  –  PPAULO  27/JUL/2007, 11:15 PM
crashed out - En>Pt  –  Márcio Farias  28/JUL/2007, 12:26 AM
 crashed out - En>Pt  –  Dale/CR  28/JUL/2007, 2:42 AM
crashed out - En>Pt  –  PPAULO  28/JUL/2007, 3:00 PM
crashed out - En>Pt  –  Cristofre  31/JUL/2007, 1:09 PM
crashed out - En>Pt  –  Márcio Farias  01/AGO/2007, 1:38 PM

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