To break in pieces violently; to dash together with noise and violence.
- To break violently or noisily; smash.
- To undergo sudden damage or destruction on impact: Their car crashed into a guardrail. The airplane crashed over the ocean.
- To make a sudden loud noise: breakers crashing against the rocks.
- To move noisily or so as to cause damage: went crashing through the woods.
- To undergo a sudden severe downturn, as a market or economy.
- Computer Science To stop functioning due to a crash.
- Slang To undergo a period of unpleasant feeling or depression as an aftereffect of drug-taking.
- Slang To find temporary lodging or shelter, as for the night.
- Slang To go to sleep.
- To cause to crash.
- To dash to pieces; smash.
- Informal To join or enter (a party, for example) without invitation.
- A sudden loud noise, as of an object breaking.
- A smashing to pieces.
- A collision, as between two automobiles. See Synonyms at collision.
- A sudden severe downturn: a market crash; a population crash.
- Computer Science A sudden failure of a hard drive caused by damaging contact between the head and the storage surface, often resulting in the loss of data on the drive.
- Computer Science A sudden failure of a program or operating system, usually without serious consequences.
- Slang Mental depression after drug-taking.
- Informal Of or characterized by an intensive effort to produce or accomplish: a crash course on income-tax preparation; a crash diet.
- crash and burn Slang To fail utterly.
- crash and burn Slang To fall asleep from exhaustion.
- crash and burn Slang To wipe out, as in skateboarding.
- A coarse, light, unevenly woven fabric of cotton or linen, used for towels and curtains.
- Starched reinforced fabric used to strengthen a book binding or the spine of a bound book.