crash - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable] 

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/kræʃ/
singularcrash
pluralcrashes
  1. 1

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    an accident that happens when a moving vehicle hits something, causing damage
    a plane/car/train crash:

    It was the worst train crash in thirty years.

    in a crash:

    He was seriously injured in a car crash.

    a head-on crash (=between two vehicles that are moving towards each other):

    a head-on crash between a car and a lorry

  2. 2
    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

  3. 3
    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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  4. 4
    computing an occasion when a computer or a computer program suddenly stops working

    The system is prone to crashes.