Definition of Crash in English :

Define Crash in English

Crash meaning in English

Meaning of Crash in English

Pronunciation of Crash in English

Crash pronunciation in English

Pronounce Crash in English


see synonyms of crash


1. clang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clank, clash, crash

a loud resonant repeating noise

Example Sentences:
'he could hear the clang of distant bells'

2. crash, wreck

a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)

Example Sentences:
'they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane'

3. collapse, crash

a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

4. crash, smash

the act of colliding with something

Example Sentences:
'his crash through the window'
'the fullback's smash into the defensive line'

5. crash

(computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative

Example Sentences:
'the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since'


6. crash

fall or come down violently

Example Sentences:
'The branch crashed down on my car'
'The plane crashed in the sea'

7. crash

move with, or as if with, a crashing noise

Example Sentences:
'The car crashed through the glass door'

8. crash, ram

undergo damage or destruction on impact

Example Sentences:
'the plane crashed into the ocean'
'The car crashed into the lamp post'

9. crash

move violently as through a barrier

Example Sentences:
'The terrorists crashed the gate'

10. break apart, break up, crash

break violently or noisily; smash

11. crash

occupy, usually uninvited

Example Sentences:
'My son's friends crashed our house last weekend'

12. crash

make a sudden loud sound

Example Sentences:
'the waves crashed on the shore and kept us awake all night'

13. barge in, crash, gate-crash

enter uninvited; informal

Example Sentences:
'let's crash the party!'

14. crash

cause to crash

Example Sentences:
'The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace'
'Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost'

15. crash, dash

hurl or thrust violently

Example Sentences:
'He dashed the plate against the wall'
'Waves were dashing against the rock'

16. crash

undergo a sudden and severe downturn

Example Sentences:
'the economy crashed'
'will the stock market crash again?'

17. crash, go down

stop operating

Example Sentences:
'My computer crashed last night'
'The system goes down at least once a week'

18. crash, doss, doss down

sleep in a convenient place

Example Sentences:
'You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of crash
to make or cause to make a loud noise as of solid objects smashing or clattering
to fall or cause to fall with force, breaking in pieces with a loud noise as of solid objects smashing
3. (intransitive)
to break or smash in pieces with a loud noise
4. (intransitive)
to collapse or fail suddenly
this business is sure to crash
to cause (an aircraft) to hit land or water violently resulting in severe damage or (of an aircraft) to hit land or water in this way
to cause (a car, etc) to collide with another car or other object or (of two or more cars) to be involved in a collision
to move or cause to move violently or noisily
to crash through a barrier
8. British informal short for gate-crash
9. (intransitive)
(of a computer system or program) to fail suddenly and completely because of a malfunction
10. (intransitive) slang another term for crash out
11.  crash and burn
an act or instance of breaking and falling to pieces
a sudden loud noise
the crash of thunder
a collision, as between vehicles
a sudden descent of an aircraft as a result of which it hits land or water
the sudden collapse of a business, stock exchange, etc, esp one causing further financial failure
17. (modifier)
requiring or using intensive effort and all possible resources in order to accomplish something quickly
a crash programme
sudden or vigorous
a crash halt
a crash tackle
a coarse cotton or linen cloth used for towelling, curtains, etc

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of crash
verb intransitive
to fall, collide, or break with force and with a loud, smashing noise
to make a sudden, loud noise, as of something falling and shattering
to move or go with such a noise
to fall or land violently out of control so as to be damaged or smashed
said of aircraft
to come to sudden ruin; collapse; fail
their business crashed
5.  US, Slang
to sleep
to get a place to sleep temporarily
6.  US, Slang
to come down swiftly from the euphoria induced by a drug
7.  US, Computing
to become inoperable because of a malfunction in the equipment or an error in the program
verb transitive
to break or dash into pieces; smash; shatter
to cause (a car, airplane, etc.) to crash
to cause to make a crashing sound
to force or impel with or as with a crashing noise
with in, out, through, etc.
12.  US, Informal
to get into (a party, theater, etc.) without an invitation, ticket, etc.
a loud, sudden noise, as of something falling and shattering
a breaking or smashing into pieces
a crashing, as of a car or an airplane
a sudden fall, collapse, or ruin, esp. of business or a business enterprise
17.  Informal
designed for urgent, concentrated implementation and speedy results
a crash diet, a crash course in Greek
a coarse cotton or linen cloth with a plain, loose weave, used for towels, curtains, clothes, etc. and in bookbinding

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of crash
v. crashed, crash·ing, crash·es
a. To break violently or noisily; smash: The dishes crashed to pieces on the floor.
b. To undergo sudden damage or destruction on impact: The car crashed into a tree.
2. To make a sudden loud noise: The cymbals crash at the end of each measure.
3. To move noisily or so as to cause damage: went crashing through the woods.
4. To undergo a sudden severe downturn, as a market or economy.
5. Computers To stop functioning due to a crash.
6. Slang To undergo a period of unpleasant feeling or depression as an aftereffect of drug-taking.
7. Slang
a. To find temporary lodging or shelter, as for the night.
b. To fall asleep from exhaustion.
1. To cause to crash: crashed the truck into the signpost.
2. To dash to pieces; smash: crashed the ice with a sledgehammer.
3. Informal To join or enter (a party, for example) without invitation.
1. A sudden loud noise, as of an object breaking: She looked up when she heard the crash outside.
a. A smashing to pieces.
b. A collision, as between two automobiles. See Synonyms at collision.
3. A sudden severe downturn: a market crash; a population crash.
4. Computers
a. A sudden failure of a hard drive caused by damaging contact between the head and the storage surface, often resulting in the loss of data on the drive.
b. A sudden failure of a program or operating system, usually without serious consequences.
5. Slang Mental depression after drug-taking.
Of or characterized by an intensive effort to produce or accomplish: a crash course on income-tax preparation; a crash diet.
1. A coarse, light, unevenly woven fabric of cotton or linen, used for towels and curtains.
2. Starched reinforced fabric used to strengthen a book binding or the spine of a bound book.

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