- Crash is defined as a quick or intense effort to complete a goal.
An example of crash used as an adjective is the term a "crash diet" which means a diet that makes people lose weight very quickly.
- The definition of a crash is a loud and sudden noise or a violent smashing.
- An example of a crash is a booming noise when two cars bang into each other.
- An example of a crash is a heavy object falling to the ground and breaking.
- Crash means to violently smash or break or to make a loud and sudden noise.
- An example of crash is for a large glass bowl to fall and shatter on the ground.
- An example of crash is for a car to smash into another, causing a very loud sound.
Two cars have crashed.
- to fall, collide, or break with force and with a loud, smashing noise
- to make a sudden, loud noise, as of something falling and shattering
- to move or go with such a noise
- to fall or land violently out of control so as to be damaged or smashed: said of aircraft
- to come to sudden ruin; collapse; fail: their business crashed
- ☆ Slang
- to sleep
- to get a place to sleep temporarily
- ☆ Slang to come down swiftly from the euphoria induced by a drug
- ☆ Comput. to become inoperable because of a malfunction in the equipment or an error in the program
Origin of crashMiddle English crashen, probably echoic variant, variety of cracken (see crack); akin to Danish krase, to crackle, German krach, crash, disaster ; from krachen, to crack
- to break or dash into pieces; smash; shatter
- to cause (a car, airplane, etc.) to crash
- to cause to make a crashing sound
- to force or impel with or as with a crashing noise: with in, out, through, etc.
- ☆ Informal to get into (a party, theater, etc.) without an invitation, ticket, etc.
- a loud, sudden noise, as of something falling and shattering
- a breaking or smashing into pieces
- a crashing, as of a car or an airplane
- a sudden fall, collapse, or ruin, esp. of business or a business enterprise
Origin of crashearlier crasko, crasho, “Russian linen,” probably a contr. ; from Russian krashenina, colored linen ; from krasit', to color ; from krasa, beauty
verbcrashed, crash·ing, crash·es
- a. To break violently or noisily; smash: The dishes crashed to pieces on the floor.b. To undergo sudden damage or destruction on impact: The car crashed into a tree.
- To make a sudden loud noise: The cymbals crash at the end of each measure.
- To move noisily or so as to cause damage: went crashing through the woods.
- To undergo a sudden severe downturn, as a market or economy.
- Computers To stop functioning due to a crash.
- Slang To undergo a period of unpleasant feeling or depression as an aftereffect of drug-taking.
- Slang a. To find temporary lodging or shelter, as for the night.b. To fall asleep from exhaustion.
- To cause to crash: crashed the truck into the signpost.
- To dash to pieces; smash: crashed the ice with a sledgehammer.
- Informal To join or enter (a party, for example) without invitation.
- A sudden loud noise, as of an object breaking: She looked up when she heard the crash outside.
- a. A smashing to pieces.b. A collision, as between two automobiles. See Synonyms at collision.
- A sudden severe downturn: a market crash; a population crash.
- Computers a. A sudden failure of a hard drive caused by damaging contact between the head and the storage surface, often resulting in the loss of data on the drive.b. A sudden failure of a program or operating system, usually without serious consequences.
- Slang Mental depression after drug-taking.
Origin of crashMiddle English crasschen; probably akin to crasen, to shatter; see craze.
- A coarse, light, unevenly woven fabric of cotton or linen, used for towels and curtains.
- Starched reinforced fabric used to strengthen a book binding or the spine of a bound book.
Origin of crashFrom Russian krashenina, colored linen, from krashenie, coloring, from krasit', to color; see ker-3 in Indo-European roots.
- An automobile, airplane, or other vehicle accident.
- She broke two bones in her body in a car crash.
- Nobody survived the plane crash
- A computer malfunction that is caused by faulty software, and makes the system either partially or totally inoperable.
- My computer had a crash so I had to reboot it.
- A loud sound as made for example by cymbals.
- The piece ended in a crescendo, building up to a crash of cymbals.
- A sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
- the stock market crash
- A comedown of a drug.
- A group of rhinoceroses.
(third-person singular simple present crashes, present participle crashing, simple past and past participle crashed)
- To collide with something destructively, fall or come down violently.
- To severely damage or destroy something by causing it to collide with something else.
- I'm sorry for crashing the bike into a wall. I'll pay for repairs.
- (slang) (via gatecrash) To attend a social event without invitation.
- We weren't invited to the party so we decided to crash it.
- (management) To accelerate a project or a task or its schedule by devoting more resources to it.
- (intransitive) To make or experience informal temporary living arrangements.
- (computing, software, intransitive) To terminate extraordinarily.
- If the system crashes again, we'll have it fixed in the computer shop.
- (computing, software) To cause to terminate extraordinarily.
- Double-clicking this icon crashes the desktop.
- (intransitive) To experience a period of depression and/or lethargy after a period of euphoria, as after the euphoric effect of a psychotropic drug has dissipated.
From Middle English crasschen (“to break into pieces”), of unknown origin, possibly onomatopoeia.
- (fibre) Plain linen.
From Russian крашенина (krašenína, “coarse linen”).