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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)
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