|1.||[ noun ] a loud resonant repeating noise|
|Synonyms:||clangor clash clangoring clang clank jangle clangour|
"he could hear the clang of distant bells"
|Related terms:||noise clang clangor|
|2.||[ verb ] fall or come down violently|
"The branch crashed down on my car" "The plane crashed in the sea"
|3.||[ noun ] a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)|
"they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"
|Related terms:||accident prang|
|4.||[ verb ] move with, or as if with, a crashing noise|
"The car crashed through the glass door"
|Related terms:||move clang|
|5.||[ verb ] undergo damage or destruction on impact|
"the plane crashed into the ocean" "The car crashed into the lamp post"
|Related terms:||collide collision|
|6.||[ noun ] the act of colliding with something|
"his crash through the window" "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"
|Related terms:||hit impingement|
|7.||[ verb ] break violently or noisily; smash;|
|8.||[ noun ] a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)|
|Related terms:||happening collapse|
|9.||[ adjective ] highly concentrated or intense|
"a crash course"
|10.||[ verb ] move violently as through a barrier|
"The terrorists crashed the gate"
|11.||[ verb ] undergo a sudden and severe downturn|
"the economy crashed" "will the stock market crash again?"
|12.||[ verb ] (housing) occupy, usually uninvited|
"My son's friends crashed our house last weekend"
|13.||[ verb ] cause to crash|
"The terrorists crashed the car into the gate of the palace"
|Related terms:||collide prang ditch|
|14.||[ verb ] hurl or thrust violently|
"He dashed the plate against the wall" "Waves were dashing against the rock"
|15.||[ verb ] enter uninvited; informal|
: "let's crash the party!"
|Related terms:||intrude gatecrasher|
|16.||[ verb ] (computer science) stop operating|
"My computer crashed last night" "The system goes down at least once a week"
|17.||[ verb ] sleep in a convenient place|
"You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable"
|Related terms:||bed_down dosser|
|18.||[ noun ] (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"
|Related terms:||mishap head_crash computer_science|