Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun, adjective
Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: (of a vehicle or moving object) to strike violently (against or through something).
The wrecking ball crashed through the wall.The waves crashed against the shore.The car crashed into the fence.
similar words:
collide, plummet, plunge, slam, smash
definition 2: to break up or be destroyed through impact and with a loud commotion; smash.
The airplane crashed in the mountains.
break, dash, explode, smash
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definition 3: to make a loud noise as if being smashed.
Thunder crashed all around us.
similar words:
blast, clatter, explode
definition 4: to decline suddenly or fall, as a financial market or currency.
Many wealthy people were ruined when the market crashed.
similar words:
fall, plunge, topple, tumble
definition 5: in computing, to fail suddenly and completely, as a software program, operating system, or component of computer hardware.
When her computer crashed, she lost all of the day's data entry.
definition 6: (slang) to sleep.
I'm exhausted; I think I have to crash now.I crashed on the couch again last night.
similar words:
hit the sack, sack out, sleep
definition 7: (slang) to stay overnight, perhaps repeatedly, in a place that is not one's own, sometimes with permission but generally without invitation.
He doesn't have any money, and he's been crashing at his old girlfriend's place.
similar words:
lodge, stay
definition 8: (slang) to feel intensely depressed after a drug-induced euphoria.
I was on a great high but then I crashed.
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: crashes, crashing, crashed
definition 1: to destroy noisily and violently.
He crashed his new car when he skidded on the ice.
break, smash
similar words:
dash, shatter, wreck
definition 2: to drive or push forcefully and noisily.
They crashed their tanks through the barricades.
similar words:
hurtle, plunge
definition 3: in computing, to cause to fail suddenly and completely.
When I tried to download the program, I crashed my computer.
definition 4: (informal) to gain admission to (a party or other event) without authorization.
Some fans of the actor crashed the party.
similar words:
break in, intrude into
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a noisy collapse or breakage.
The crash of the shelf caused damage to many bowls and plates.
collision, smash
similar words:
breakup, clatter, collapse, disintegration
definition 2: a noise caused by or sounding as though caused by such an occurrence.
We heard the crash as the two cars collided.
clatter, racket, smash
similar words:
blast, explosion
definition 3: a destructive impact or collision, as of one or more vehicles.
Luckily, no one was hurt in the car crash.
collision, crack-up, pileup, smash, smash-up, wreck
similar words:
foul, shock
definition 4: the sudden failure of a financial or other enterprise, or of the economy in general.
The stock market crash ruined many investors.
similar words:
collapse, downfall, ruin
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part of speech: adjective
definition: (informal) having the purpose of accomplishing an urgent goal in a short period of time.
The government set up a crash program to stimulate the economy.She took a crash course in French before starting her job there.
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derivation: crasher (n.)