to crash up one's steps

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by terbal, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. terbal Senior Member

    Girona - Catalunya - Spain
    Spanish - Catalan
    Could anyone please help me translate (or understand) this expression?

    "I crashed up my steps, then stopped short"

    What did she do before stopping short? Did she accelerate? Did she slow down? Did she trip?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Biffo Senior Member

    England
    English - England
    This is not a common expression. We need context.

    My guess is that someone is climbing a staircase and falls.

    Please say what the text is and where you found it. Please give as much information as possible.
     
  3. terbal Senior Member

    Girona - Catalunya - Spain
    Spanish - Catalan
    The thing is there's not so much context to give. This girl was running home from the library (abour half a mile away). The next thing you know is that she "crashes up her steps", stops short and sees her mum waiting for her (not in a very good mood) on the porch. This is a little town in Connecticut in the 1940s.
     
  4. Biffo Senior Member

    England
    English - England
    It always helps if you name the author and the name of the book/publication. (Forum rules)

    In this context I think it means "She ran noisily up the steps leading to her front porch."
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013

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