crash crash  /ˈkræʃ/


  1. (n) a loud resonant repeating noise
  2. (n) a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
  3. (n) a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
  4. (n) the act of colliding with something
  5. (n) (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative
  6. (v) fall or come down violently
  7. (v) move with, or as if with, a crashing noise
  8. (v) undergo damage or destruction on impact
  9. (v) move violently as through a barrier
  10. (v) break violently or noisily; smash
  11. (v) occupy, usually uninvited
  12. (v) make a sudden loud sound
  13. (v) enter uninvited; informal
  14. (v) cause to crash
  15. (v) hurl or thrust violently
  16. (v) undergo a sudden and severe downturn
  17. (v) stop operating
  18. (v) sleep in a convenient place

Derived Word(s)


  1. At the Delaware County Fair in New York state, demolition derby entrants crash their clunkers on the muddy track of the grandstand.
  2. Diehl charges that Air Force crash probes are routinely sabotaged by officers seeking to please superiors, hide culpability and avoid embarrassment.
  3. The nation was in mourning this week after nine Australian members of a tour group died in a plane crash on their way to the famous Kokoda track in Papua New Guinea.


  1. Truck Crash Sensors May Yield $3.1 BillionBenefit: Report

    Crash-avoidance technology that engages truck brakes automatically before an impending crash may prevent almost 300 fatalities a year and yield $3.1 billion in economic benefits, according to a U.S. Transportation Department report.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Crash clogging inbound traffic on I-40 W

    A crash on Interstate 40 westbound near the Interstate 24 interchange southeast of downtown is blocking multiple lanes.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Ashland City Times

  3. Crash kills NYer, hurts Virginia resident

    A crash on Long Island has killed a New Yorker and seriously injured a Virginia man.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC 12 Richmond

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