Meaning of CRASH in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kræʃ ]

( crashes, crashing, crashed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A crash is an accident in which a moving vehicle hits something and is damaged or destroyed.

His elder son was killed in a car crash a few years ago.

...a plane crash.

= accident

N-COUNT : oft n N


If a moving vehicle crashes or if the driver crashes it, it hits something and is damaged or destroyed.

The plane crashed mysteriously near the island of Ustica.

...when his car crashed into the rear of a van...

Even his death, after crashing his motorcycle on a bridge in New Orleans, was spectacular...

Her body was found near a crashed car.

VERB : V , V into n , V n , V-ed


If something crashes somewhere, it moves and hits something else violently, making a loud noise.

The door swung inwards to crash against a chest of drawers behind it...

I heard them coming, crashing through the undergrowth, before I saw them.

VERB : V prep / adv , V prep / adv


A crash is a sudden, loud noise.

Two people in the flat recalled hearing a loud crash about 1.30 a.m.



If a business or financial system crashes , it fails suddenly, often with serious effects. ( BUSINESS )

When the market crashed, they assumed the deal would be cancelled.


Crash is also a noun.

He predicted correctly that there was going to be a stock market crash.



If a computer or a computer program crashes , it fails suddenly. ( COMPUTING )

...after the computer crashed for the second time in 10 days.


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