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Noun: crash  krash
  1. A loud resonant repeating noise
    "he could hear the crash of distant bells";
    - clang, clangor [US], clangour [Brit, Cdn], clangoring [US], clank, clash, clangouring [Brit, Cdn]
  2. A serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane";
    - wreck [N. Amer]
  3. A sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
    - collapse
  4. The act of colliding with something
    "his crash through the window";
    - smash
  5. (computing) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative
    "the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since"
Verb: crash  krash
  1. Fall or come down violently
    "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"
  2. Move with, or as if with, a crashing noise
    "The car crashed through the glass door"
  3. Undergo damage or destruction on impact
    "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post";
    - ram
  4. Move violently as through a barrier
    "The terrorists crashed the gate"
  5. Break violently or noisily; smash
    - break up, break apart
  6. Occupy, usually uninvited
    "My son's friends crashed our house last weekend"
  7. Make a sudden loud sound
    "the waves crashed on the shore and kept us awake all night"
  8. Enter uninvited; informal
    "let's crash the party!"; "let's gate-crash the party!";
    - barge in, gate-crash
  9. Cause to collide with something destructively
    "The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace"; "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost"
  10. Hurl or thrust violently
    "He crashed the plate against the wall";
    - dash
  11. Undergo a sudden and severe downturn
    "the economy crashed"; "will the stock market crash again?"
  12. Stop operating
    "My computer crashed last night";
    - go down
  13. Sleep in a convenient place
    "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable";
    - doss, doss down

Derived forms: crashed, crashing, crashes

Type of: accident, bed down, break, break down, bunk down, cast, change, clash, collide, come down, conk out, descend, die, disintegrate, fail, fall, give out, give way, go, go bad, go down, happening, hit, hitting, hurl, hurtle, intrude, irrupt, lodge in, misadventure, mischance, mishap, move, natural event, noise, occupy, occurrence, occurrent, pass, reside, sound, striking

Encyclopedia: Crash, Bang, Splat!