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"crash course" in British English

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crash coursenoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​course that ​teaches you a lot of ​basicfacts in a very ​shorttime: I did/took a ​crashcourse inFrench before my ​trip to Paris.
(Definition of crash course from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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crash coursenoun [C]

 /ˈkræʃ ˌkɔrs, ˌkoʊrs/
a ​shortperiod 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 ​usefulinformation: To ​prepare for his ​role in the ​movie, he took a crash course in doing ​farmchores like ​plowingfields and ​shearingsheep.
(Definition of crash course from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crash course”
in Chinese (Simplified) 速成班, 短训班, 速成教程…
in Turkish hızlandırılmış yoğun kurs…
in Russian ускоренный курс…
in Chinese (Traditional) 速成班, 短訓班, 速成教程…
in Polish kurs ekspresowy…
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