Crash vs Kip - What's the difference?
Crash is a synonym of kip.
As nouns the difference between crash and kip
is that crash
is an automobile, airplane, or other vehicle accident or crash
can be (fibre) plain linen while kip
is the untanned of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat or kip
can be (informal|chiefly uk) a place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed or kip
can be a unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (444822 kilonewtons or 444822 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound or kip
can be the unit of currency in laos, divided into 100 att, symbol , abbreviation lak or kip
can be (gymnastics) a basic skill or maneuver in used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position in its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.
As verbs the difference between crash and kip
is that crash
is to collide with something destructively, fall or come down violently while kip
is (informal|chiefly uk) to sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.
As a adjective crash
is quick, fast, intensive.
From (etyl) (m), (for form development compare (m), (m), (m)).
An automobile, airplane, or other vehicle accident.
- She broke two bones in her body in a car crash .
A computer malfunction that is caused by faulty software, and makes the system either partially or totally inoperable.
- Nobody survived the plane crash
A loud sound as made for example by cymbals.
- My computer had a crash so I had to reboot it.
A sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
- The piece ended in a crescendo, building up to a crash of cymbals.
A comedown of a drug.
A group of rhinoceroses.
* Patrick F. McManus, “Nincompoopery'' and Other Group Terms”, in ''The Grasshopper Trap , Henry Holt and Company, ISBN 0-8050-0111-5, page 103,
- the stock market ''crash'''
- One of my favorites among the terms of groups of creatures is a crash''''' of rhinoceros. I can imagine an African guide saying to his client, “Shoot, dammit, shoot! Here comes the whole bloody ' crash of rhinoceros!”
* 1998 , E. Melanie Watt, Black Rhinos , page 19
- […] Personally, I think I’d just as soon come across a crash of rhinoceros as a knot of toad.
* 1999 , Edward Osborne Wilson, The Diversity of Life , page 126
- The largest group of black rhinos reported was made up of 13 individuals. A group of rhinos is called a crash .
* 2003 , Claude Herve-Bazin, Judith Farr Kenya and Tanzania , page 23
- Out in the water a crash of rhinoceros-like animals browse belly deep through a bed of aquatic plants.
- The crash of rhinoceros at Tsavo now numbers almost 200.
* crash and burn
* crash course
* stock market crash
quick, fast, intensive
- crash course
- crash diet
To collide with something destructively, fall or come down violently.
To severely damage or destroy something by causing it to collide with something else.
(slang) (via gatecrash) To attend a social event without invitation.
- I'm sorry for crashing the bike into a wall. I'll pay for repairs.
(management) To accelerate a project or a task or its schedule by devoting more resources to it.
To make or experience informal temporary living arrangements.
- We weren't invited to the party so we decided to crash it.
(computing, software, intransitive) To terminate extraordinarily.
- Hey dude, can I crash at your pad?
(computing, software, transitive) To cause to terminate extraordinarily.
- If the system crashes again, we'll have it fixed in the computer shop.
To experience a period of depression and/or lethargy after a period of euphoria, as after the euphoric effect of a psychotropic drug has dissipated.
- Double-clicking this icon crashes the desktop.
From (etyl) .
(fibre) Plain linen.
1325–75, (etyl) kipp, from (etyl) kip, from (etyl)
* kipp, kippe, kyppe
The untanned of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat.
A bundle or set of such hides.
(obsolete) A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat.
The leather made from such hide; kip leather .
1760–70, probably related to (etyl) . From the same distant Germanic root as (cove).
(informal, chiefly UK) A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed.
(informal, chiefly UK) Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze.
(informal, chiefly UK) A very untidy house or room.
(informal, chiefly UK, dated) A brothel.
- I’m just going for my afternoon kip .
(informal, chiefly UK) To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.
- Don’t worry, I’ll kip on the sofabed.
* crash (US)
1910–15, Americanism, abbreviated from (kilo) + (pound).
A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound.
A unit of weight, used, for example, to calculate shipping charges, equal to half a US ton, or 1000 pounds.
(rare, nonstandard) A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.
1950–55, from (etyl) .
The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol , abbreviation LAK.
Unknown. Some senses maybe related to (etyl) .
(gymnastics) A basic skill or maneuver in used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position. In its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.
(Australia, games, two-up) A piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.
* 1951 , , 1952,
* 2003 , Gilbert Buchanan, Malco Polia - Traveller, Warrior ,
- Again Turk placed the pennies on the kip'. He took his time, deliberate over the small action, held the ' kip for a long breathless moment, then jerked his wrist and the pennies were in the air.
* 2010 , Colin McLaren, Sunflower: A Tale of Love, War and Intrigue ,
- Money was laid on the floor for bets on the heads'' or ''tails'' finish of two pennies tossed high into the air from a small wooden ''kip .
A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
- Jack discarded a length of wood, two twists of wire, his two-up kip and a spanner.