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Noun
A sudden loud noise as of something breaking or hitting another object
“Everyone at the table winced as they heard the bathroom door slam, and a crash as something fell.”
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A forceful collision or impact between two objects
“There was a loud crash against the door from the other side.”
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An accident or collision involving moving vehicles
“A level crossing keeper has been suspended after yesterday's rail crash in Lincolnshire.”
Noun
A (typically sudden) failure or collapse
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“Two senators have admitted to having sold stock just before the crash of the stock market.”
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The bankruptcy, closure or failure of a business
“Last night, the high-flying Sydney millionaire struggled to explain the crash of the business he had built from nothing.”
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A computer system or software failure
“A crash of the server would be observed at regular intervals due to hardware failure.”
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A forceful hit or strike
“Arthur stood up and hit the desk with a tremendous crash using his fist.”
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A loud, unpleasant, and prolonged noise
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(finance, economics) A rapid reduction in asset prices
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Dive in which front smacks water
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The act or state of destroying or being destroyed, especially completely
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A misfortune
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A failure to function normally
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A short sleep, an extra sleep, a nap
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Complete and sudden withdrawal from an addictive substance
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A sudden occurrence of something unwelcome, such as war or disease
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A downward or declining slope or surface
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A sudden panicked rush of a number of horses, cattle, or other animals
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A thing that can be heard
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Verb
To make a sudden loud noise
“Thunder and lightning would crash in the distance, waking Hamish and Mary from their slumber.”
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To come into, or cause to come into, forceful contact with something
“Officers said they observed the vehicle crash into a street sign at the intersection.”
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To fall down or to a lower level, especially abruptly
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“One can only wonder if Thelma and Louise's car did, in fact, crash to the ground after hurtling off a canyon.”
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To fail, collapse or stop functioning, especially suddenly
“After installing the software, my computer would repeatedly crash inexplicably.”
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To go bankrupt
“Steve knew the business would crash, and Jenna and the children would then be left homeless.”
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To cause significant damage to something
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“He then decides to crash his car so his wife can collect the insurance.”
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To show up (to an event or party) without an invitation
“We tried to crash the party, but the bouncers wouldn't let us in.”
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To move or proceed forward by force
“Hold that line until we get the men and guns, so that, all together, we can crash our way through the western front.”
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To lie down or go to bed with the intention of sleeping
“We arrived home safely late in the night and decided it was well time to crash.”
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To stay somewhere temporarily
“I decided to crash at Jenna's place since I was too drunk to drive home.”
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To throw or launch something in a given direction
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Hit with a loud noise
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Crackle
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Move or cause to move at high speed, typically in an uncontrolled manner
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Invade another's property, business
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Go off the rails
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To cause something to stop functioning altogether
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To flow in a stream
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To loot, plunder or invade by force
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To interrupt or intrude on a conversation or activity
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To actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.)
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To apply great and continuous effort
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(call on/round/at) To make a brief, usually social, visit
Adjective
Done immediately, typically for only a short period of time
“Scientists at Harvard Medical School found that children who go on a crash diet end up gaining weight.”
Adjective
Involving an intense or concentrated effort, usually within a short period of time
“After a crash course on German the night prior to the interview, Nikki was offered the internship.”
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Done with urgency in a short period of time
“A crash review of existing services is the best approach to the problem.”
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