Meaning of ACCIDENT in English

ACCIDENT

transcription, транскрипция: [ æksɪdənt ]

( accidents)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

An accident happens when a vehicle hits a person, an object, or another vehicle, causing injury or damage.

She was involved in a serious car accident last week...

Six passengers were killed in the accident.

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2.

If someone has an accident , something unpleasant happens to them that was not intended, sometimes causing injury or death.

5,000 people die every year because of accidents in the home...

The police say the killing of the young man was an accident.

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3.

If something happens by accident , it happens completely by chance.

She discovered the problem by accident...

= chance

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