- crashcrash1 [krash]vi.[ME crashen, prob. echoic var. of cracken (see CRACK1); akin to Dan krase, to crackle, Ger krach, crash, disaster < krachen, to crack]1. to fall, collide, or break with force and with a loud, smashing noise2.a) to make a sudden, loud noise, as of something falling and shatteringb) to move or go with such a noise3. to fall or land violently out of control so as to be damaged or smashed: said of aircraft4. to come to sudden ruin; collapse; fail [their business crashed ]☆ 5. Slanga) to sleepb) to get a place to sleep temporarily☆ 6. Slang to come down swiftly from the euphoria induced by a drug☆ 7. Comput. to become inoperable because of a malfunction in the equipment or an error in the programvt.1. to break or dash into pieces; smash; shatter2. to cause (a car, airplane, etc.) to crash3. to cause to make a crashing sound4. to force or impel with or as with a crashing noise: with in, out, through, etc.☆ 5. Informal to get into (a party, theater, etc.) without an invitation, ticket, etc.n.1. a loud, sudden noise, as of something falling and shattering2. a breaking or smashing into pieces3. a crashing, as of a car or an airplane4. a sudden fall, collapse, or ruin, esp. of business or a business enterpriseadj.Informal designed for urgent, concentrated implementation and speedy results [a crash diet, a crash course in Greek]SYN.- BREAKcrash2 [krash]n.[earlier crasko, crasho, “Russian linen,” prob. a contr. < Russ krashenina, colored linen < krasit', to color < krasa, beauty]a coarse cotton or linen cloth with a plain, loose weave, used for towels, curtains, clothes, etc. and in bookbinding
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