gate-crash

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gate-crash enter uninvited; informal "let's crash the party!"
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Usage

In literature:

There is a shock and a crash, as of a gate flung to behind one by the perfidious hand of fate.
"Tales of Unrest" by Joseph Conrad
They heard, as the last burdened family filed through the gate, a crash of falling beams and thatch behind the walls.
"The Second Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
Then came a mighty crash, and with that the flood-gates of the storm were opened, and the rain came down in torrents.
"Tom Swift and his Motor-boat" by Victor Appleton
Now they gained the gates, and now they crashed them in with battering trees of palm.
"The World's Desire" by H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
As he did so the east gate fell with a crash, and five hundred Indians rushed into the plaza.
"The Valiant Runaways" by Gertrude Atherton
Godfrey, looking after him, heard a crash as he emerged from the gates, and ran to see what was the matter.
"Love Eternal" by H. Rider Haggard
When they reached the house she stood a little while at the gate gazing at the starry sky and listening to the crash of the sea on the beach.
"At Sunwich Port, Part 4." by W.W. Jacobs
He started back from the gate, which fell to with a loud crash.
"Wilton School" by Fred E. Weatherly
There was a flash of red flame, a loud roar that came back in echoing thunder from the hills, the crash of the iron ball against the gate.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
And as for crashing any of the exit gates and thus attaining to greater freedom, he knew they would all be barricaded and heavily manned by now.
"Next Door, Next World" by Robert Donald Locke
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In poetry:

HARK! the storm of hours draws near,
Loudly to the spirit-ear
Signs of coming day appear.
Rocky gates are wildly crashing,
Phoebus' wheels are onward dashing;
"From Faust - Second Part - I." by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Saw far off aspire,
With crash of mine and gate,
From a single pyre
The myriad flames of fate,
Soul by soul transfigured in funereal fire,
Hate made weak by love, and love made strong by hate.
"Ode On The Insurrection In Candia" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Let the faithful fire hold the walls in ward
Till the roof-tree crash! Be the smoke once riven
While we flash from the gate like a single sword,
True steel to the hilt, though in dull earth driven!
"Two Moods Of Failure" by Helen Gray Cone
And last of all, the lurid night we crashed the gates of hell
And stemmed the Teuton torrent as it roared on every side;
And we were left in blood and mud to rot on the Moselle -
Two lacerated Legionaires, whom all supposed had died.
"Death's Way" by Robert W Service

In news:

Suspect charged in PHL gate crash, airfield invasion.
The incorrigible impostor made headlines for his gate-crashing stunts, mainly at sporting events, beginning in the late 1970s.
To some staunch conservatives watching President Bush relinquish the reins of power to President-elect Barack Obama, a few too many ardent liberals are now crashing the gates.
Police say a woman driving with a small child in her car crashed through a gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and drove on the runway.
PHOENIX — A woman driving with a small child in her car crashed through a gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and drove on the runway, Phoenix police said Friday.
Charles Dharapak/The Associated Press archive 'Let's just get the record straight,' Desiree Rogers, outgoing social secretary for President and Michelle Obama, said Sunday about the gate-crashing incident at the White House in November.
Rescue crews had to free an elderly woman from her car Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2011, after she crashed through a gate and into a mechanical building at the sewer treatment plant off Forge Road in East Stroudsburg.
Drunk driver crashes through gate, stops just feet from house.
A memorial shrine of flowers for two young Richmond males who died in a crash on the Lions Gate Bridge on Saturday December 01, 2012.
Drunk driver crashes through gate, stops just feet from house.
Drunk driver crashes through gate , stops just feet from house.
The ghetto 's gates came crashing down when Napoleon's army entered Venice in 1797, though many Jews chose to stay.
Gate Was Closed Before Fatal Nevada Amtrak Crash.
Federal investigators are looking into whether power outages in a Midland, Texas, neighborhood in the hours before a horrific crash at a railroad crossing could have affected the crossing's lights and gates.
The incident was the latest involving vehicles crashing through the Phoenix airport's gates or fences and getting onto its runways .
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