Meaning of 'crash'

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Meaning of ‘crash’

18 definitions found.



the act of colliding with something

Example: "The stunt double had to redo the crash through the window."

Synonyms: smash


a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)

Example: "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"

Synonyms: wreck


a loud resonant repeating noise

Synonyms: clash clang clangor clangour clangoring clank


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

Synonyms: collapse


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

Example: "the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since"


to sleep in a convenient place

Example: "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable"

Synonyms: doss doss down


to stop operating

Example: "My computer crashed last night."

Synonyms: go down


to undergo a sudden and severe downturn

Example: "the economy crashed"


to hurl or thrust violently

Synonyms: dash


to undergo damage or destruction on impact

Example: "the plane crashed into the ocean"

Synonyms: ram


to break violently or noisily


to cause to crash

Example: "The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace."


to fall or come down violently

Example: "The branch crashed down on my car"


to enter uninvited

Synonyms: irrupt intrude barge in gate-crash


to move violently as through a barrier

Example: "The terrorists crashed the gate."


to move with, or as if with, a crashing noise

Example: "The car crashed through the glass door."


to make a sudden loud sound

Example: "the waves crashed on the shore and kept us awake all night"


to occupy, usually uninvited

Example: "My friends crashed our house last weekend."

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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