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English noun: crash

1. crash (event) a loud resonant repeating noise


SamplesHe could hear the clang of distant bells.


Synonymsclang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clank, clash


Broader (hypernym)noise

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


SamplesThey are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane.


Synonymswreck


Broader (hypernym)accident


Narrower (hyponym)prang

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


Synonymscollapse


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

4. crash (act) the act of colliding with something


SamplesHis crash through the window.
The fullback's smash into the defensive line.


Synonymssmash


Broader (hypernym)hit, hitting, striking


Narrower (hyponym)impaction, impingement

5. crash (event) (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative


SamplesThe crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since.


Broader (hypernym)misadventure, mischance, mishap


Narrower (hyponym)head crash


Domain categorycomputer science, computing


English verb: crash

1. crash (motion) fall or come down violently


SamplesThe branch crashed down on my car.
The plane crashed in the sea.


ExamplesThe branches crash from the trees


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down

2. crash (motion) move with, or as if with, a crashing noise


SamplesThe car crashed through the glass door.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)move

3. crash (contact) undergo damage or destruction on impact


SamplesThe plane crashed into the ocean.
The car crashed into the lamp post.


ExamplesThese cars won't crash


Synonymsram


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)clash, collide

4. crash (motion) move violently as through a barrier


SamplesThe terrorists crashed the gate.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass

5. crash (contact) break violently or noisily; smash


ExamplesThe glass tubes crash


Synonymsbreak apart, break up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)disintegrate


Verb groupcrash

6. crash (stative) occupy, usually uninvited


SamplesMy son's friends crashed our house last weekend.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lodge in, occupy, reside

7. crash (perception) make a sudden loud sound


SamplesThe waves crashed on the shore and kept us awake all night.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

8. crash (motion) enter uninvited; informal


SamplesLet's crash the party!.


Synonymsbarge in, gate-crash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)intrude, irrupt

9. crash (contact) cause to crash


SamplesThe terrorists crashed the plane into the palace.
Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)collide


Narrower (hyponym)ditch, prang, wrap


Causebreak apart, break up, crash


Verb groupbreak apart, break up, crash

10. crash (contact) hurl or thrust violently


SamplesHe dashed the plate against the wall.
Waves were dashing against the rock.


Synonymsdash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)cast, hurl, hurtle

11. crash (change) undergo a sudden and severe downturn


SamplesThe economy crashed.
Will the stock market crash again?.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change

12. crash (change) stop operating


SamplesMy computer crashed last night.
The system goes down at least once a week.


Synonymsgo down


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad

13. crash (body) sleep in a convenient place


SamplesYou can crash here, though it's not very comfortable.


Synonymsdoss, doss down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bed down, bunk down









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