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Definition 1: the act of colliding with something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his crash through the window
  • the fullback's smash into the defensive line

Synonyms for crash in the sense of this definition

(crash is a kind of ...) the act of contacting one thing with another

"repeated hitting raised a large bruise" "after three misses she finally got a hit"

(... is a kind of crash ) a sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something

Definition 2: a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

Synonyms for crash in the sense of this definition

(crash is a kind of ...) an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury

(... is a kind of crash ) a crash involving a car or plane

Definition 3: a loud resonant repeating noise - [noun denoting event]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could hear the clang of distant bells

Synonyms for crash in the sense of this definition

(crash is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 4: a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures) - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for crash in the sense of this definition

(crash is a kind of ...) an event that happens

Definition 5: (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative - [noun denoting event]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since

(crash is a kind of ...) an instance of misfortune

(... is a kind of crash ) (computer science) a crash of a read/write head in a hard disk drive (usually caused by contact of the head with the surface of the magnetic disk)

(crash belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 6: sleep in a convenient place - [verb of body]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable

Synonyms for crash in the sense of this definition

(crash is a kind of ...) go to bed

"We bedded down at midnight"

Definition 7: stop operating - [verb of change]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My computer crashed last night
  • The system goes down at least once a week

Synonyms for crash in the sense of this definition

(crash is a kind of ...) stop operating or functioning

"The engine finally went" "The car died on the road" "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town" "The coffee maker broke" "The engine failed on the way to town" "her eyesight went after the accident"

Definition 8: undergo a sudden and severe downturn - [verb of change]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the economy crashed
  • will the stock market crash again?

(crash is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 9: undergo damage or destruction on impact - [verb of contact]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plane crashed into the ocean
  • The car crashed into the lamp post

Synonyms for crash in the sense of this definition

(crash is a kind of ...) crash together with violent impact

"The cars collided" "Two meteors clashed"

Definition 10: break violently or noisily; smash - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for crash in the sense of this definition

(crash is a kind of ...) break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

"The material disintegrated" "the group disintegrated after the leader died"

(crash has a similar meaning as ...) cause to crash

"The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace" "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost"

Definition 11: cause to crash - [verb of contact]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace
  • Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost

(crash is a kind of ...) cause to collide

"The physicists collided the particles"

(... is a kind of crash ) crash into so as to coil around

"The teenager wrapped his car around the fire hydrant"

(... is a kind of crash ) crash

(... is a kind of crash ) crash or crash-land

"ditch a car" "ditch a plane"

(crash has a similar meaning as ...) break violently or noisily; smash

Definition 12: hurl or thrust violently - [verb of contact]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dashed the plate against the wall
  • Waves were dashing against the rock

Synonyms for crash in the sense of this definition

(crash is a kind of ...) throw forcefully

Definition 13: enter uninvited; informal - [verb of motion]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's crash the party!

Synonyms for crash in the sense of this definition

(crash is a kind of ...) enter uninvited

"They intruded on our dinner party" "She irrupted into our sitting room"

Definition 14: move with, or as if with, a crashing noise - [verb of motion]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car crashed through the glass door

(crash is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 15: fall or come down violently - [verb of motion]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The branch crashed down on my car
  • The plane crashed in the sea

(crash is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

Definition 16: move violently as through a barrier - [verb of motion]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The terrorists crashed the gate

(crash is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

Definition 17: make a sudden loud sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the waves crashed on the shore and kept us awake all night

(crash is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 18: occupy, usually uninvited - [verb of stative]

Samples where crash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My son's friends crashed our house last weekend

(crash is a kind of ...) live (in a certain place)

"She resides in Princeton" "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"

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