(noun, adjective, verb)


1. quick, fast, intensive

- crash course

- crash diet


1. a loud resonant repeating noise

Similar word(s): clang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clank, clash

Definition categories: event, noise

2. a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)

- they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

Similar word(s): wreck

Definition categories: event, accident

3. a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

- the stock market crash[/b]

Similar word(s): collapse

Definition categories: event, happening, occurrence, occurrent

4. the act of colliding with something

- his crash through the window

Similar word(s): smash

Definition categories: act, hit, hitting, striking

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

Definition categories: event, misadventure, mischance, mishap

Sentences with crash as a noun:

- She broke two bones in her body in a car crash.

- Nobody survived the plane crash

- My computer had a crash so I had to reboot it.

- The piece ended in a crescendo, building up to a crash of cymbals.


1. fall or come down violently

- The branch crashed down on my car

- The plane crashed in the sea

Definition categories: motion, descend, fall

2. move with, or as if with, a crashing noise

- The car crashed through the glass door

Definition categories: motion, move

3. undergo damage or destruction on impact

- the plane crashed into the ocean

- The car crashed into the lamp post

Similar word(s): ram

Definition categories: contact, clash, collide

4. move violently as through a barrier

- The terrorists crashed the gate

Definition categories: motion, pass

5. break violently or noisily; smash

Definition categories: contact, disintegrate

6. occupy, usually uninvited

- My son's friends crashed our house last weekend

Definition categories: stative, occupy, reside

7. make a sudden loud sound

- the waves crashed on the shore and kept us awake all night

Definition categories: perception, go, sound

8. enter uninvited; informal

- let's crash the party!

Definition categories: motion, intrude, irrupt

9. cause to crash

- The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace

- Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost

Definition categories: contact, collide

10. hurl or thrust violently

Similar word(s): dash

Definition categories: contact, cast, hurl, hurtle

11. undergo a sudden and severe downturn

- the economy crashed

- will the stock market crash again?

Definition categories: change

12. stop operating

- My computer crashed last night

Definition categories: change, break, die, fail, go

13. sleep in a convenient place

- You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable

Similar word(s): doss

Definition categories: body

Sentences with crash as a verb:

- I'm sorry for crashing the bike into a wall. I'll pay for repairs.

- We weren't invited to the party so we decided to crash it.

- Hey dude, can I crash at your pad?

- If the system crashes again, we'll have it fixed in the computer shop.

- Double-clicking this icon crashes the desktop.