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"

Related terms: descend
3. [ noun ] a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
Synonyms: wreck

"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
Synonyms: ram

"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
Synonyms: collision smash

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

Related terms: hit impingement
7. [ verb ] break violently or noisily; smash;
Synonyms: break_up break_apart
Related terms: disintegrate
8. [ noun ] a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
Synonyms: collapse
Related terms: happening collapse
9. [ adjective ] highly concentrated or intense

"a crash course"

Related terms: intense
10. [ verb ] move violently as through a barrier

"The terrorists crashed the gate"

Related terms: pass
11. [ verb ] undergo a sudden and severe downturn

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

Related terms: change
12. [ verb ] (housing) occupy, usually uninvited

"My son's friends crashed our house last weekend"

Related terms: occupy
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
Synonyms: dash

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

Related terms: hurl
15. [ verb ] enter uninvited; informal
Synonyms: barge_in gate-crash

: "let's crash the party!"

Related terms: intrude gatecrasher
16. [ verb ] (computer science) stop operating
Synonyms: go_down

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

Related terms: fail
17. [ verb ] sleep in a convenient place
Synonyms: doss_down doss

"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
Similar spelling:   crush