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  • n  a loud resonant repeating noise
  • n  a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane
  • n  a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
  • n  the act of colliding with something
    his crash through the window
  • 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  fall or come down violently
    The branch crashed down on my car
    The plane crashed in the sea
  • v  move with, or as if with, a crashing noise
    The car crashed through the glass door
  • v  undergo damage or destruction on impact
    the plane crashed into the ocean
    The car crashed into the lamp post
  • v  move violently as through a barrier
    The terrorists crashed the gate
  • v  break violently or noisily; smash;
  • v  occupy, usually uninvited
    My son's friends crashed our house last weekend
  • v  make a sudden loud sound
    the waves crashed on the shore and kept us awake all night
  • v  enter uninvited; informal
    let's crash the party!
  • v  cause to crash
    The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace
    Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost
  • v  hurl or thrust violently
  • v  undergo a sudden and severe downturn
    the economy crashed
    will the stock market crash again?
  • v  stop operating
    My computer crashed last night
  • v  sleep in a convenient place
    You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable

  • At the Delaware County Fair in New York state, demolition derby entrants crash their clunkers on the muddy track of the grandstand.
  • Diehl charges that Air Force crash probes are routinely sabotaged by officers seeking to please superiors, hide culpability and avoid embarrassment.
  • 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.
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