clang, clangor, clangour, clangoring, clank, clash, crash(noun)
a loud resonant repeating noise
"he could hear the clang of distant bells"
a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
"they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"
a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
the act of colliding with something
"his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"
(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"
fall or come down violently
"The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"
move with, or as if with, a crashing noise
"The car crashed through the glass door"
undergo damage or destruction on impact
"the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"
move violently as through a barrier
"The terrorists crashed the gate"
crash, break up, break apart(verb)
break violently or noisily; smash;
occupy, usually uninvited
"My son's friends crashed our house last weekend"
make a sudden loud sound
"the waves crashed on the shore and kept us awake all night"
barge in, crash, gate-crash(verb)
enter uninvited; informal
"let's crash the party!"
cause to crash
"The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace"; "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost"
hurl or thrust violently
"He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"
undergo a sudden and severe downturn
"the economy crashed"; "will the stock market crash again?"
crash, go down(verb)
"My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week"
doss, doss down, crash(verb)
sleep in a convenient place
"You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable"
to break in pieces violently; to dash together with noise and violence
to make a loud, clattering sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once; to break in pieces with a harsh noise
to break with violence and noise; as, the chimney in falling crashed through the roof
a loud, sudden, confused sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once
ruin; failure; sudden breaking down, as of a business house or a commercial enterprise
coarse, heavy, narrow linen cloth, used esp. for towels
Origin: [OE. crashen, the same word as crasen to break, E. craze. See Craze.]
Crash was a magazine dedicated to the ZX Spectrum home computer. It was published from 1984 to 1991 by Newsfield Publications Ltd until their liquidation, and then until 1992 by Europress.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
krash, n. a noise as of things breaking or being crushed by falling; the shock of two bodies meeting: the failure of a commercial undertaking.—v.i. to fall to pieces with a loud noise: to move with such a noise.—v.t. to dash in pieces. [From the sound.]
krash, n. a coarse strong linen.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. n. A sudden, usually drastic failure. Most often said of the system (q.v., sense 1), esp. of magnetic disk drives (the term originally described what happens when the air gap of a hard disk collapses). “Three lusers lost their files in last night's disk crash.” A disk crash that involves the read/write heads dropping onto the surface of the disks and scraping off the oxide may also be referred to as a head crash, whereas the term system crash usually, though not always, implies that the operating system or other software was at fault. 2. v. To fail suddenly. “Has the system just crashed?” “Something crashed the OS!” See down. Also used transitively to indicate the cause of the crash (usually a person or a program, or both). “Those idiots playing SPACEWAR crashed the system.” 3. vi. Sometimes said of people hitting the sack after a long hacking run; see gronk out.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'crash' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4288
Rank popularity for the word 'crash' in Nouns Frequency: #1691
Rank popularity for the word 'crash' in Verbs Frequency: #677
The numerical value of crash in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of crash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.
You get on a plane and you think you are going to crash because you greatly overestimate the number of planes that actually crash.
We of course don't know the reasons for the crash, we obviously fear that the 142 to 150 passengers and crew died today, given the conditions of this crash.
Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through...whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it.
When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets
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Translations for crash
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- حادث إصطدام, تحطمArabic
- крушэ́нне, ава́рыя, катастро́фаBelarusian
- катастро́фа, трясък, катастрофирам, разбивам, провал, срив, сриване, грохот, крах, с трясък, строшавам, сривам се, внезапноBulgarian
- sammenstød, flystyrt, krash, overnatte, lyn-, crash, nedbrud, forceret, crashe, bragDanish
- Zusammenstoß, anprallen, Absturz, Krachen, abstürzenGerman
- choque, chocarSpanish
- pika-, törmäys, tappura, kolari, intensiivi-, rysähdys, romahdus, sortua, kuokkia, kaatua, onnettomuus, rohdin, kaatuminen, törmätä, romahtaa, lauma, romuttaa, törmäyttääFinnish
- accident, descente, planter, plantage, krach, écrasement, s'écraser, pieuterFrench
- baleset, szerencsétlenségHungarian
- blocco, fracasso, imbucarsi, incidente, scontro, crolloItalian
- クラッシュ, 激突, 墜落, クラッシュする, 衝突, 衝突するJapanese
- 추락, 충돌Korean
- bäikéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- computercrash, knal, neerstorten, beurscrash, botsing, crash, binnenvallen, vastlopenDutch
- wypadek, krach, awaria, grzmot, kraksaPolish
- batida, falha, colidir, falhar, bater, chocar, invadirPortuguese
- гро́хот, крах, врезаться, грохнуться, сломать, сломаться, круше́ние, поло́мка, разбиться, разбить, грохнуть, нагрянуть, переночевать, ава́рия, катастро́фаRussian
- våldgästa, kraschaSwedish
- ава́рія, катастро́фаUkrainian
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