Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “crash”

crash

noun [C]
 
 
/kræʃ/
ECONOMICS a sudden serious fall in the value of something, for example, of shares or of a particular area of business: A crash in China could also affect the global economy if the country's demand for imports and raw materials drops sharply. They had lost all their money in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The stock market crash has had a major impact, with many investors still nursing big losses.crash in sth The crash in the property market has led to many houses being repossessed by mortgage companies.
IT a sudden failure of a computer or system: Wednesday's state computer crash created far more problems than officials first realized.
(Definition of crash noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of crash?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “crash” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More