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crash

verb
 
 
/kræʃ/
[I] ECONOMICS, FINANCE to suddenly lose value, in a way that is serious: crash from sth to sth Its share price has crashed from nearly £7 in November to just £0.50. Most experts agree that the market crashed because of unbridled speculation, low margins, and a lack of government oversight.
[I or T] IT if a computer or system crashes, or if someone or something crashes it, it suddenly stops working: The server crashed twice and we had no idea why. The message will highlight the error that crashed the computer.
(Definition of crash verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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