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noun [countable]     crash pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    Sound effect 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. 2
    computing an occasion when a computer or a computer program suddenly stops working

    The system is prone to crashes.

  3. 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

  4. 4
    economics a sudden fall in prices or in the value of the stock market
    1. a.
      the sudden and complete failure of a business
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