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  1. crash
    IPA[kraSH]
  2. verb

    • 1. (of a vehicle) collide violently with an obstacle or another vehicle:

      the stolen car she was riding in crashed into a tree
      Synonym : smash into, collide with, be in collision with, come into collision with, hit, strike, ram, smack into, slam into, bang into, cannon into, plow into, meet head-on, run into, drive into, bump into, knock into, crack into/against, dash against, impact
    • 2. cause (a moving object) to collide with an obstacle or another vehicle.

      Synonym : smash, wreck, bump, write off, prang, total
    • 3. (of an aircraft) fall from the sky and violently hit the land or sea:

      a jet crashed 200 yards from the school
    • 4. cause (an aircraft) to fall from the sky and land violently:

      the test pilot crashed a Hurricane fighter plane
    • 5. move or cause to move with force, speed, and sudden loud noise:

      huge waves crashed down on us she crashed down the telephone receiver
      Synonym : be hurled, dash, batter, pound, pummel, lash, slam into, slam, bang, ram, smack
    • 6. make a sudden loud, deep noise:

      the thunder crashed
      Synonym : boom, crack, roll, clap, explode, bang, blast, resound, reverberate, rumble, thunder, ring out, sound loudly, blare, echo, fill the air, clash, clang, clank, clatter, smash
    • 7. (of a business, a market, or a price) fall suddenly and disastrously in value:

      silver prices crashed in early 1980
      Synonym : fail, collapse, fold (up), go under, founder, be ruined, cave in, go bankrupt, become insolvent, cease trading, go into receivership, go into liquidation, be liquidated, be wound up, be closed (down), be shut (down), go broke, go bust, go bump, go to the wall, go belly up, come a cropper, flop, flatline
    • 8. (of a machine, system, or software) fail suddenly:

      the project was postponed because the computer crashed
      Synonym : fail, collapse, fold (up), go under, founder, be ruined, cave in, go bankrupt, become insolvent, cease trading, go into receivership, go into liquidation, be liquidated, be wound up, be closed (down), be shut (down), go broke, go bust, go bump, go to the wall, go belly up, come a cropper, flop, flatline
    • 9. (of a patient) suffer a cardiac arrest.

    • 10. enter (a party) without an invitation or permission.

      Synonym : gatecrash, come uninvited to, sneak into, slip into, invade, butt in on, intrude on/into, horn in on
    • 11. go to sleep, especially suddenly or in an improvised setting:

      I'll crash in the back of the van for a couple of hours

    noun

    adjective

    • 1. done rapidly or urgently and involving a concentrated effort:

      a crash course in Italian

    adverb

    • 1. with a sudden loud sound:

      crash went the bolt
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: crash, plural noun: crashes

    • v.: verb: crash, 3rd person present: crashes, gerund or present participle: crashing, past tense: crashed, past participle: crashed

    • noun

      a coarse plain linen, woolen, or cotton fabric, used for curtains and towels.
    • verb

      (of a vehicle) collide violently with an obstacle or another vehicle:

      cause (a vehicle) to collide violently with something:

    • noun

      a violent collision, typically of one vehicle with another or with an object:

      an instance of an aircraft falling from the sky to hit the land or sea:

    • adjective

      done rapidly or urgently and involving a concentrated effort:
    • noun

      a coarse plain linen, woollen, or cotton fabric.
    • verb

      (of a submarine) dive rapidly and steeply to a deeper level in an emergency.

      (of an aircraft) plunge steeply downward into a crash:

    • noun

      a steep dive by a submarine or aircraft.
    • noun

      a place to sleep, especially for a single night or in an emergency:

      a thick piece of shock-absorbing material for the protection of the occupants of an aircraft cockpit or motor vehicle.

    • noun

      a weight-loss diet undertaken with the aim of achieving very rapid results.
    • verb

      embark on a crash diet:
    • noun

      an instance of a car colliding with another vehicle or with an object:

      a chaotic or disastrous situation that holds a peculiar fascination for observers:

    • verb

      deliberately crash (a new vehicle) under controlled conditions in order to evaluate and improve its ability to withstand impact:
    • noun

      an instance of crash-testing a vehicle.
    • verb

      (of an aircraft) land roughly in an emergency, typically without lowering the landing gear:
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