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noun [countable] crash pronunciation in American English /kræʃ/
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  1. 1
    an accident that happens when a moving vehicle hits something, causing damage
    in a crash: He was seriously injured in the crash.
    a plane/car/train crash: It was the worst train crash in thirty years.
    a head-on crash (=between two vehicles that are moving towards each other): a head-on crash between a car and a truck
  2. 3
    a loud noise like the sound of two hard things hitting each other and breaking
    There was a loud crash from the kitchen.
    the crash of the waves against the rocks

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