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Meaning of CRASH

Pronunciation:  krash

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"
  2. [n]  a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles); "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"
  3. [n]  a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells"
  4. [n]  a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
  5. [n]  (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"
  6. [v]  sleep in a convenient place; "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable"
  7. [v]  stop operating; "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week"
  8. [v]  hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"
  9. [v]  undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"
  10. [v]  break violently or noisily; smash;
  11. [v]  cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the car into the gate of the palace"
  12. [v]  fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"
  13. [v]  enter uninvited; informal; "let's crash the party!"
  14. [v]  move violently; as through a barrier
  15. [v]  move with, or as if with, a crashing noise; "The car crashed through the glass door"
  16. [v]  occupy, usually uninvited; "My son's friends crashed our house last weekend"

CRASH is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: barge in, break apart, break up, clang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clank, clash, collapse, dash, doss, doss down, gate-crash, go down, ram, smash, wreck
 See Also: accident, bed down, break, break down, bunk down, cast, clash, collide, come down, conk out, descend, die, disintegrate, ditch, fail, fall, give out, give way, go, go across, go bad, go down, go through, happening, head crash, hit, hitting, hurl, hurtle, impaction, impingement, intrude, irrupt, lodge in, misadventure, mischance, mishap, move, natural event, noise, occupy, occurrence, pass, prang, prang, reside, striking



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crash\ (kr?sh>), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crashed} (kr?sht);
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Crashing}.] [OE. crashen, the same word as
    crasen to break, E. craze. See {Craze}.]
    To break in pieces violently; to dash together with noise and
    violence. [R.]
          He shakt his head, and crasht his teeth for ire.
  2. \Crash\, v. i.
    1. To make a loud, clattering sound, as of many things
       falling and breaking at once; to break in pieces with a
       harsh noise.
             Roofs were blazing and walls crashing in every part
             of the city.                          --Macaulay.
    2. To break with violence and noise; as, the chimney in
       falling crashed through the roof.
  3. \Crash\, n.
    1. A loud, sudden, confused sound, as of many things falling
       and breaking at once.
             The wreck of matter and the crash of worlds.
    2. Ruin; failure; sudden breaking down, as of a business
       house or a commercial enterprise.
  4. \Crash\, n. [L. crassus coarse. See {Crass}.]
    Coarse, heavy, narrow linen cloth, used esp. for towels.
Computing Dictionary

1. A sudden, usually drastic failure. Most often said of the system, especially of magnetic disk drives (the term originally described what happened 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. 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."

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a car crash indicates that your beliefs, lifestyle, or goals are clashing with another's. It may also represent a shocking situation or painful experience. Alternatively, car crashes may forewarn of your dangerous or careless driving habits. Dreaming that a plane crashes means that you have set overly high and unrealistic goals for yourself and are in danger of having it come crashing down. Alternatively, your lack of confidence, self-defSeeing or eating attitude and self-doubt toward the goals you have set for yourself is represented by the crashing airplane; you do not believe in your ability to attain those goals. Loss of power and uncertainty in achieving your goals are also signified.
Thesaurus Terms
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