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  Definition of Crash
  1. the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback''s smash into the defensive line"
  2. a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles); "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"
  3. a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells"
  4. a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
  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"
  6. sleep in a convenient place; "You can crash here, though it''s not very comfortable"
  7. stop operating; "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week"
  8. undergo a sudden and severe downturn; "the economy crashed"; "will the stock market crash again?"
  9. hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"
  10. undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"
  11. break violently or noisily; smash;
  12. cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the car into the gate of the palace"
  13. fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"
  14. enter uninvited; informal; "let''s crash the party!"
  15. move violently as through a barrier; "The terrorists crashed the gate"
  16. move with, or as if with, a crashing noise; "The car crashed through the glass door"
  17. occupy, usually uninvited; "My son''s friends crashed our house last weekend"
Similar Words: smash, wreck, clang, clangor, clangour, clangoring, clank, clash, collapse, doss, doss down, go down, dash, ram, break up, break apart, barge in, gate-crash

 

Hyponyms: impingement, impaction, prang, head crash, ditch

 

Grouped Verbs: break up, break apart

 

Derivational Morphology: ram, clank, clangor, clangour, clang, collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder, go down, dosser, street person, smash, wreck, gatecrasher, crasher, unwelcome guest, clangoring, clash

 

 
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