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crape crepe. [3 definitions]
crapehanger (informal) a gloomy, morose person; one who anticipates the worst.
crape myrtle a tall Oriental shrub, related to loosestrife and widely cultivated in warmer zones as an ornamental for its stalks of crinkled pink, red, white, or purple flowers.
crap out to make a losing throw, such as two, three, or twelve, in craps.
crappie either of two medium-sized members of the sunfish family, found in streams and lakes in the central and eastern United States.
crappy (slang) of poor quality; inferior.
craps (used with a sing. or pl. verb) a game of dice in which a seven or eleven on the first throw wins, a two, three, or twelve loses, and any other first throw may win if it can be repeated before a seven.
crapshoot (informal) a risky undertaking; gamble.
crapshooter one who gambles by playing craps.
crapulence sickness caused by excessiveness in drinking or eating. [2 definitions]
crapulous given to excessive indulgence in drinking or eating. [2 definitions]
crash1 (of a vehicle or moving object) to strike violently (usu. fol. by "through," "into," or "against"). [17 definitions]
crash2 a coarsely woven fabric made of irregular or rough yarn.
crash cymbal a cymbal that hangs freely from a stand, such that it is allowed to reverberate after being struck.
crash dive a sudden and rapid emergency dive made by a submarine, esp. to avoid attack.
crash-dive to rapidly dive, or cause a submarine to dive, at a steep angle.
crash helmet a protective, padded headgear worn by motorcyclists, race-car drivers, and the like.
crashing utter; complete; total.
crash-land to land (an airplane) in an emergency, usu. causing damage to the plane. [2 definitions]
crass lacking in sensitivity or refinement; crude.
-crat member of (such) a ruling class. [2 definitions]