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Definition of crap verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

crap

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kræp//
 
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crap
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he / she / it craps
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past simple crapped
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past participle crapped
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-ing form crapping
BrE BrE//ˈkræpɪŋ//
 
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(crapping, crapped) [intransitive] (taboo, slang) to empty solid waste from the bowels synonym defecate A more polite way of expressing this is ‘to go to the toilet/lavatory’ (British English), ‘to go to the bathroom’ (North American English), or ‘to go’. A more formal expression is ‘to empty the bowels’. Word Origin Middle English: related to Dutch krappe, from krappen ‘pluck or cut off’, and perhaps also to Old French crappe ‘siftings’, Anglo-Latin crappa ‘chaff’. The original sense was ‘chaff’, later ‘residue from rendering fat’, also ‘dregs of beer’. Current senses date from the late 19th cent.