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Dictionary definition for: Crash

1. (n) a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells"

2. (v) fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car" "The plane crashed in the sea"

3. (n) a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles) "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"

4. (v) move with, or as if with, a crashing noise; "The car crashed through the glass door"

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

6. (v) undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean" "The car crashed into the lamp post"

7. (n) the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window" "the fullback''s smash into the defensive line"

8. (v) move violently as through a barrier; "The terrorists crashed the gate"

9. (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"

10. (v) break violently or noisily; smash;

11. (v) occupy, usually uninvited; "My son''s friends crashed our house last weekend"

12. (v) enter uninvited; informal; "let''s crash the party!"

13. (v) cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the car into the gate of the palace"

14. (v) hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall" "Waves were dashing against the rock"

15. (v) undergo a sudden and severe downturn; "the economy crashed" "will the stock market crash again?"

16. (v) stop operating; "My computer crashed last night" "The system goes down at least once a week"

17. (v) sleep in a convenient place; "You can crash here, though it''s not very comfortable"

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