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crap

1. verb, vulgar slang To defecate. The medicine is helping with the pain, but it makes me crap like crazy!
2. verb, vulgar slang To defecate while in or wearing (something). I couldn't reach a toilet in time and ended up crapping my pants. She was so drunk that she crapped the bed in her sleep.
3. noun, vulgar slang Feces. Your dog took a crap on my lawn again, Jerry!
4. noun, rude slang Something utterly untrue or wildly exaggerated. Don't give me that crap, Tom. I know you've been taking money from the register. Her entire speech was just a load of crap from start to finish.
5. noun, rude slang Ridiculous nonsense. Used to express frustration, exasperation, or disgust. You mean we have to come in to work on Saturday, too? God, what a bunch of crap! This is crap! The teacher marked me down a whole letter grade just because I used 14-point font on my essay.
6. noun, rude slang Useless, worthless, or undesirable items. I've got so much crap cluttering up my office right now. Will you please go up and clear all that crap out of the attic this weekend? I can't believe they charged $20 for this crap. It broke after less than a week!
7. noun, rude slang Something harmful to a person, such as drugs or chemicals. How long has Tom been using that crap? We've got to get him into rehab! You don't want to know how much crap they put into the processed food we buy.
8. noun, rude slang The smallest or most trivial amount possible; anything at all. Used in negative constructions. I bought this thing for $500 when it first came out, but it isn't worth crap now. He doesn't know crap about managing a store, so why the hell did they put him in charge? I don't give a crap if he's busy—get him on the phone right now, Karen!
9. noun, rude slang Completely worthless or unenjoyable. What a crap play. The writing was awful, the acting was atrocious, and it was so boring that I nearly fell asleep halfway through!
10. interjection, rude slang Used to express sudden panic, anger, irritation, or exasperation. A: "I think the boss found out about the missing money." B: "Crap. What am I going to do?" Oh, crap—the motor has burnt out on this mower again! Crap, I left the oven on at home! I have to go!

crap on (someone or something)

rude slang To speak disparagingly or discouragingly about someone or something. A: "Why do you always have to crap on my dreams, huh?' B: "Because the odds of you becoming a famous actor are slim to none!" Everyone on this forum needs to stop crapping on people just for having different opinions!
See also: crap, on

crap on about (something)

rude slang To talk about something incessantly. What is Uncle Ned crapping on about now? I told you not to get him started on politics!
See also: crap, on

crap out

1. To lose on a roll of dice while playing craps (a gambling game). I had hoped to win some money tonight, but I crapped out pretty quickly.
2. rude slang Of a machine, to malfunction or break altogether. I'm afraid the blender is crapping out. It stopped working again today. She didn't come to the party because her car crapped out on the way here.
3. rude slang To break one's commitment to someone or something. He said that he would go to the birthday party with us but then crapped out at the last minute.
4. rude slang To die. I felt so sick when I had food poisoning that I thought I was going to crap out.
See also: crap, out

crap up

1. To ruin, bungle, or spoil something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crap" and "up." I really crapped up that project at work—I'm going to get fired for sure!
2. To overrun or obstruct a thing or place, as with clutter, garbage, or undesirable things. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crap" and "up." Would you stop crapping up our apartment with all your silly figurines?
See also: crap, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

crap out (of something) (on someone)

 
1. Sl. to withdraw from doing something with someone, unexpectedly, perhaps because of fear or cowardice. Are you going to crap out of this game on me?
2. Sl. to quit doing something with someone or withdraw because of exhaustion. Don't crap out of this on me! Pull yourself together! Don't crap out on me!
See also: crap, out

crap out

(of something) to lose on a roll of the dice in a dice game called craps and leave the game and the other players. (See also crap out (of something)(on someone).) Wally crapped out of the game early in the evening.
See also: crap, out

crap out

 (of something) (on someone)
1. Sl. to withdraw from doing something with someone, unexpectedly, perhaps because of fear or cowardice. Are you going to crap out of this game on me?
2. Sl. to quit doing something with someone or withdraw because of exhaustion. Don't crap out of this on me! Pull yourself together! Don't crap out on me!
See also: crap, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

crap out

1. Back down, quit, When it got to the point of putting up some money, Jack crapped out. This expression originated in the game of craps, where it means to make a first throw (of the dice) of two, three, or twelve, thereby losing. [Slang; 1920s]
2. Go to sleep. This usage was military slang for sleeping during work hours or during a crap game. [Slang; c. 1940]
3. Die, as in He's really sick; he could crap out any time. This usage is less common than def. 1 or def. 2. [Slang; 1920s]
See also: crap, out

crap up

1. Burden or clutter up, as in Jane crapped up the garden with plastic pink flamingos. [c. 1946]
2. Ruin or foul up, as in I've really crapped up this speech; can I just start over again? This idiom employs crap in the sense of "defecate." [ Vulgar slang; c. 1950]
See also: crap, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

crap out

v.
1. To lose on a roll of dice when playing craps and leave the game: My first time playing craps, I placed my chips in the come box, rolled a 12, and crapped out.
2. Vulgar Slang To cease functioning; break down: My car crapped out on the freeway, and I had to get it towed.
3. Vulgar Slang To back out of doing something: They were supposed to go to the movies with me, but they crapped out at the last minute.
See also: crap, out

crap up

v. Vulgar Slang
1. To bungle or make a mess of something: I really crapped up the project. It looks like they crapped it up again.
2. To fail to function properly: My computer crapped up on me, and I had to shut it down.
See also: crap, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

crap

1. n. dung; feces. (Often used as a milder replacement for shit. Usually objectionable.) There’s dog crap on my lawn!
2. in. to defecate. (Usually objectionable.) Your dog crapped on my lawn!
3. n. nonsense; lies. (see also BS.) Stop talking crap and get serious!
4. n. junk; shoddy merchandise. Send this crap back. I won’t pay for it!

crap out

1. in. to evade something; to chicken out (of something). (From dice, meaning to roll a seven when trying to make a point.) Now, don’t crap out on me at the last minute.
2. n. to fail; to break down. Great! My TV crapped out just when the game came on.
See also: crap, out
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The idea that dice can be controlled in a modern casino on a typical craps table with the walls lined with pyramidal rubber (and some tables have "speed bumps" installed under the table's felt) appears doubtful.
Throwing on a casino craps table requires more skill because of the table's characteristics and casino rules; thus, modern dice control includes two principal elements: First, dice setting; second, throwing technique.
Given the dice sets in Table 2, we see that if a shooter can throw the dice on a perfect horizontal axis and get them to settle that way, then the best dice set for the come out roll is A-A, which eliminates craps numbers (2, 3 and 12) and has 4 out of 16 possible 7s.
Dice control is the idea that with the right throwing technique and dice set a craps shooter can throw the dice on their horizontal axis, thus reducing the chances of the side numbers landing up.
Other long-standing craps superstitions: When dice are thrown off the table, a seven will show on the next roll.
Craps developed from a simplification of the Old English game hazard.
Given the high complaint-quotient of nearly any conversation, it's not hard to understand the popularity of crap. This ubiquitous usage is also present in a headline of humor magazine The Omega ("High-definition Television Promises Sharper Crap") and a catchphrase made popular in a Saturday Night Live skit ("If it's not Scottish, it's crap").
Case in point: With apologies to The Clash and their album C the Crap, Neil Young has penned the most memorable musical use of the word--this song "Piece of Crap," which features lyrics like: I tried to plug in it I tried to turn it on When I got it home It was a piece of trap
Young didn't let appropriateness get in the way of dropping the F-bomb repeatedly in his 1997 song "Fuckin' Up," so I think he let meaning rather than manners guide him in using crap for this song.
The gap and crap strategy, however, only carried Jones for so long.