Crash means to violently smash or break or to make a loud and sudden noise.verb
- 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.
The definition of a crash is a loud and sudden noise or a violent smashing.noun
- 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 is defined as a quick or intense effort to complete a goal.adjective
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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: ME crashen, prob. echoic var. of cracken (see crack); akin to Dan krase, to crackle, Ger krach, crash, disaster < 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: earlier crasko, crasho, “Russian linen,” prob. a contr. < Russ krashenina, colored linen < krasit', to color < krasa, beauty
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verb crashed, crash·ing, crash·es verb, intransitive
- a. To break violently or noisily; smash.b. To undergo sudden damage or destruction on impact: Their car crashed into a guardrail. The airplane crashed over the ocean.
- To make a sudden loud noise: breakers crashing against the rocks.
- 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.
- Computer Science 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 go to sleep.
- To cause to crash.
- To dash to pieces; smash.
- Informal To join or enter (a party, for example) without invitation.
- A sudden loud noise, as of an object breaking.
- 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.
- Computer Science 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: Middle English crasschen; probably akin to crasen, to shatter; see craze.
- crashˈer noun
- 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: From Russian krashenina, colored linen, from krashenie, coloring, from krasit', to color; see ker-3 in Indo-European roots.
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crash and burn
- To fail utterly.
- To fall asleep from exhaustion.
- To wipe out, as in skateboarding.