Definitions for: Crash


[n] the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"
[n] a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles); "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"
[n] a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells"
[n] a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
[n] (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative; "the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since"
[v] sleep in a convenient place; "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable"
[v] stop operating; "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week"
[v] hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"
[v] undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"
[v] break violently or noisily; smash;
[v] cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the car into the gate of the palace"
[v] fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"
[v] enter uninvited; informal; "let's crash the party!"
[v] move violently; as through a barrier
[v] move with, or as if with, a crashing noise; "The car crashed through the glass door"
[v] occupy, usually uninvited; "My son's friends crashed our house last weekend"



Webster (1913) Definition: Crash, v. i.
1. To make a loud, clattering sound, as of many things
falling and breaking at once; to break in pieces with a
harsh noise.

Roofs were blazing and walls crashing in every part
of the city. --Macaulay.

2. To break with violence and noise; as, the chimney in
falling crashed through the roof.


Crash, n.
1. A loud, sudden, confused sound, as of many things falling
and breaking at once.

The wreck of matter and the crash of worlds.
--Addison.

2. Ruin; failure; sudden breaking down, as of a business
house or a commercial enterprise.


Crash, n. [L. crassus coarse. See Crass.]
Coarse, heavy, narrow linen cloth, used esp. for towels.

Synonyms: barge in, break apart, break up, clang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clank, clash, collapse, dash, doss, doss down, gate-crash, go down, ram, smash, wreck

See Also: accident, bed down, break, break down, bunk down, cast, clash, collide, come down, conk out, descend, die, disintegrate, ditch, fail, fall, give out, give way, go, go across, go bad, go down, go through, happening, head crash, hit, hitting, hurl, hurtle, impaction, impingement, intrude, irrupt, lodge in, misadventure, mischance, mishap, move, natural event, noise, occupy, occurrence, pass, prang, prang, reside, striking

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