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Meaning & Definition of Crash in English

English

Crash

/kræʃ/

noun

1. A loud resonant repeating noise

  • "He could hear the clang of distant bells"
    synonym:
  • clang
  • ,
  • clangor
  • ,
  • clangour
  • ,
  • clangoring
  • ,
  • clank
  • ,
  • clash
  • ,
  • crash

2. A serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)

  • "They are still investigating the crash of the twa plane"
    synonym:
  • crash
  • ,
  • wreck

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

    synonym:
  • crash
  • ,
  • collapse

4. The act of colliding with something

  • "His crash through the window"
  • "The fullback's smash into the defensive line"
    synonym:
  • crash
  • ,
  • smash

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

  • "The crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since"
    synonym:
  • crash

verb

1. Fall or come down violently

  • "The branch crashed down on my car"
  • "The plane crashed in the sea"
    synonym:
  • crash

2. Move with, or as if with, a crashing noise

  • "The car crashed through the glass door"
    synonym:
  • crash

3. Undergo damage or destruction on impact

  • "The plane crashed into the ocean"
  • "The car crashed into the lamp post"
    synonym:
  • crash
  • ,
  • ram

4. Move violently as through a barrier

  • "The terrorists crashed the gate"
    synonym:
  • crash

5. Break violently or noisily

  • Smash
    synonym:
  • crash
  • ,
  • break up
  • ,
  • break apart

6. Occupy, usually uninvited

  • "My son's friends crashed our house last weekend"
    synonym:
  • crash

7. Make a sudden loud sound

  • "The waves crashed on the shore and kept us awake all night"
    synonym:
  • crash

8. Enter uninvited

  • Informal
  • "Let's crash the party!"
    synonym:
  • barge in
  • ,
  • crash
  • ,
  • gate-crash

9. Cause to crash

  • "The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace"
  • "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost"
    synonym:
  • crash

10. Hurl or thrust violently

  • "He dashed the plate against the wall"
  • "Waves were dashing against the rock"
    synonym:
  • crash
  • ,
  • dash

11. Undergo a sudden and severe downturn

  • "The economy crashed"
  • "Will the stock market crash again?"
    synonym:
  • crash

12. Stop operating

  • "My computer crashed last night"
  • "The system goes down at least once a week"
    synonym:
  • crash
  • ,
  • go down

13. Sleep in a convenient place

  • "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable"
    synonym:
  • doss
  • ,
  • doss down
  • ,
  • crash

Examples of using

I was in a plane crash.
Was anyone hurt in the train crash?
What was that loud crash in the kitchen?