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crash course

noun [C] /ˈkræʃ ˌkɔrs, ˌkoʊrs/
a short period of instruction in which much is learned about a subject A crash course is also an experience that is difficult or unexpected but provides new and useful information: To prepare for his role in the movie, he took a crash course in doing farm chores like plowing fields and shearing sheep.
Translations of “crash course”
in Chinese (Traditional) 速成班, 短訓班, 速成教程…
in Russian ускоренный курс…
in Turkish hızlandırılmış yoğun kurs…
in Chinese (Simplified) 速成班, 短训班, 速成教程…
in Polish kurs ekspresowy…
(Definition of crash course from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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