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crash

noun

1 crash

A loud resonant repeating noise.

synonyms: clang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clank, clash.

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more

Dutch: gekletter, gerinkel, geschal, metaalklank



2 crash

A serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles):
— They are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane.

synonym: wreck.

Roget 162: destruction; waste, dissolution, breaking up; diruption, disruption; consumption; disorganization.    fall, downfall, devastation, ruin, perdition, crash; ... show more

Dutch: computercrash, botsing, auto-ongeluk
Polish: kraksa, stłuczka, zderzenie

3 crash

A sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures).

synonym: collapse.

Dutch: beurscrash, beurskrach, crash, knal

4 crash

The act of colliding with something:
— His crash through the window.

synonym: smash.

Dutch: ineenstorting

5 crash

computer science An event that causes a computer system to become inoperative.

Dutch: crash

verb

1 crash

Fall or come down violently.

Roget 406: rap, snap, tap, knock, ping; click; clash; crack, crackle; crash; pop; slam, bang, blast, ... show more

2 crash

Move with, or as if with, a crashing noise.

3 crash

Undergo damage or destruction on impact:
— The plane crashed into the ocean.
— The car crashed into the lamp post.

synonym: ram.

4 crash

Move violently as through a barrier.

5 crash

Break violently or noisily; smash.

synonyms: break apart, break up.

Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more

6 crash

Occupy, usually uninvited.

7 crash

Make a sudden loud sound.

8 crash

Enter uninvited; informal:
— Let's crash the party!.

synonyms: barge in, gate-crash.

9 crash

Cause to crash.

10 crash

Hurl or thrust violently.

synonym: dash.

11 crash

Undergo a sudden and severe downturn.

Dutch: crashen

12 crash

Stop operating:
— My computer crashed last night.

synonym: go down.

Roget 306: descend; go down, drop down, come down; fall, gravitate, drop, slip, slide, rappel, settle; plunge, plummet, ... show more

13 crash

Sleep in a convenient place:
— You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable.

synonyms: doss, doss down.


Moby thesaurus: Waterloo, a habit, accident, acquired tolerance, acute alcoholism, addictedness, addiction, alcoholism, amphetamine withdrawal symptoms, appulse, atomize, awake the dead, bang, bang into, bankruptcy, barbiturate addiction, barbiturism, barge in, be poised, be ruined ... show more.

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