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crash

noun [C]
 
 
/kræʃ/
VEHICLE B1 an accident in which a vehicle hits something: a car/plane crash Accidents involving vehicles
NOISE B2 a sudden, loud noise made when something falls or breaks: I heard a crash and hurried into the kitchen.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
COMPUTER an occasion when a computer or computer system suddenly stops workingFailing and doing badly
BUSINESS an occasion when the value of a country's businesses suddenly falls by a large amount: He lost a lot of money in the stock market crash of 1929.Economics and the state of the economyValue and price decreases
(Definition of crash noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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