Crash - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kræʃ|  American pronunciation of the word crash
Brit.  |kraʃ|  British pronunciation of the word crash

noun

- a loud resonant repeating noise (syn: clang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clank, clash)
- a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)(syn: wreck)
- a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures) (syn: collapse)
- the act of colliding with something(syn: smash)
- (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative

verb

- fall or come down violently
- move with, or as if with, a crashing noise
- undergo damage or destruction on impact(syn: ram)
- move violently as through a barrier
- break violently or noisily; smash
- occupy, usually uninvited
- make a sudden loud sound

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Examples

She crashed the car into a tree, but no one was hurt.

He has crashed two cars, a truck, and a motorcycle.

We listened to the waves crashing against the shore.

The stuntman crashed through the window on a motorcycle.

The walls crashed down around them.

The books crashed to the floor.

The cymbals crashed and the trumpets blew.

Thunder crashed as the rain started to pour.

He crashed the cymbals together.

The thunder burst with a terrific crash.

She died in a car crash.

The tempest crashes down the forest.

They crashed into the room.

Crash went the cup.

The jet crashed after take-off.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: crash
he/she/it: crashes
present participle: crashing
past tense: crashed
past participle: crashed
noun
singular: crash
plural: crashes
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