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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 (usu. fol. by "through," "into," or "against").
The wrecking ball crashed through the wall.The car crashed into the fence.The waves crashed against the shore.
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, impact, 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.)