- 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.