1 a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells" [syn: clang, clangor, clangour, clangoring, clank, clash]
2 a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles); "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane" [syn: wreck]
3 a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures) [syn: collapse]
4 the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line" [syn: smash]
5 (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"
1 fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"
2 move with, or as if with, a crashing noise; "The car crashed through the glass door"
3 undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post" [syn: ram]
4 move violently as through a barrier; "The terrorists crashed the gate"
6 occupy, usually uninvited; "My son's friends crashed our house last weekend"
8 cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the car into the gate of the palace"
9 hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock" [syn: dash]
10 undergo a sudden and severe downturn; "the economy crashed"; "will the stock market crash again?"
11 stop operating; "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week" [syn: go down]
12 sleep in a convenient place; "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable" [syn: doss, doss down]
- Rhymes: -æʃ
- An automobile, airplane, or other vehicle accident.
- A computer malfunction that is caused by faulty software, and makes the system either partially or totally inoperable.
- A loud sound as made for example by cymbals.
- A comedown of a drug.
- A company of rhinoceroses.
- Patrick F. McManus, “Nincompoopery and Other Group Terms”, in
The Grasshopper Trap, Henry Holt and Company, ISBN 0-8050-0111-5,
- One of my favorites among the terms of groups of creatures is a
crash of rhinoceros. I can imagine an African guide saying to his
client, “Shoot, dammit, shoot! Here comes the whole bloody crash of
- […] Personally, I think I’d just as soon come across a crash of rhinoceros as a knot of toad.
- One of my favorites among the terms of groups of creatures is a crash of rhinoceros. I can imagine an African guide saying to his client, “Shoot, dammit, shoot! Here comes the whole bloody crash of rhinoceros!”
- 1998, E. Melanie Watt, Black Rhinos, page 19
- The largest group of black rhinos reported was made up of 13 individuals. A group of rhinos is called a crash.
- 1999, Edward Osborne Wilson, The Diversity of Life, page 126
- Out in the water a crash of rhinoceros-like animals browse belly deep through a bed of aquatic plants.
- 2003, Claude Herve-Bazin, Judith Farr Kenya and Tanzania, page
- The crash of rhinoceros at Tsavo now numbers almost 200.
- Patrick F. McManus, “Nincompoopery and Other Group Terms”, in The Grasshopper Trap, Henry Holt and Company, ISBN 0-8050-0111-5, page 103,
- Finnish: onnettomuus, törmäys, kolari
- Finnish: kaatuminen
- Finnish: rysähdys
comedown of a drug
herd of rhinos
- Finnish: lauma
quick, fast, intensive
- Finnish: pika-, intensiivi-
- to collide with something destructively
- to make informal temporary living arrangments
- (of a computer program) to terminate extraordinarily
- to severely damage or destroy something by causing it to collide with something else
- to turn up at or join a social event without having been invited
to collide with something
- Finnish: törmätä
- Spanish: chocar
to make informal temporary living arrangments
of a computer program: to terminate unexpectedly
- Finnish: kaatua
to severely damage or destroy something by causing it to collide with something else
- Finnish: romuttaa
slang: to turn up at a social event without having been invited
- Finnish: kuokkia
Etymology 2From Russian (krashenina), coarse linen
- In the context of "fibre": Plain linen.
plain, rough linen
- Finnish: rohdin
- In the context of "of an aircraft}} crash landing
Crash may refer to:
Sudden, violent or dramatic events
Films and television
- Crash (1978 film), a TV movie starring William Shatner and Adrienne Barbeau
- Crash (1996 film), a controversial drama directed by David Cronenberg
- Crash (2004 film), a drama directed by Paul Haggis and winner of the 2005 Academy Award for Best Picture
- The Crash (Life on Mars), the first episode of the original version of Life on Mars
- Crash Music Inc., a record label
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crash in Croatian: Sudar
crash in Italian: Crash
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crash in Dutch: Crash
crash in Japanese: クラッシュ
crash in Norwegian: Crash
crash in Portuguese: Crash
crash in Finnish: Crash
crash in Swedish: Crash
crash in Turkish: Çarpışma
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