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Synonyms of crash in English:


  • 1 the car crashed into a tree
    smash into, collide with, be in collision with, come into collision with, hit, strike, ram, smack into, slam into, bang into, cannon into, plough into, meet head-on, run into, drive into, bump into, knock into, crack into/against;
    dash against;
    North American  impact
  • 2 he has crashed his car again
    smash, wreck, bump;
    British  write off
    British informal prang
    North American informal total
  • 3 burning timbers crashed to the ground
    fall, plunge, hurtle, plummet, topple, tumble, overbalance, pitch
  • 4 waves crashed against the shore
    be hurled, dash;
    batter, pound, pummel, lash, slam into
  • 5 he crashed down the telephone receiver
    slam, bang, ram, smack
  • 6 thunder crashed overhead
    boom, crack, roll, clap, explode, bang, blast, resound, reverberate, rumble, thunder, ring out, sound loudly, blare, echo, fill the air;
    clash, clang, clank, clatter, smash
  • 7 he used up his fortune repaying creditors after his clothing company crashed
    fail, collapse, fold (up), go under, founder, be ruined, cave in;
    go bankrupt, become insolvent, cease trading, go into receivership, go into liquidation, be liquidated, be wound up, be closed (down), be shut (down)
    informal go broke, go bust, go bump, go to the wall, go belly up, come a cropper, flop, flatline
  • 8 informal they crashed someone's party
    gatecrash, come uninvited to, sneak into, slip into, invade, butt in on, intrude on/into
    informal horn in on
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  • 1 there was a crash on the main road
    accident, collision, smash, bump, car crash, car accident, road accident, traffic accident, road traffic accident, RTA, multiple crash, multiple collision;
    rail accident, derailment;
    air accident, air crash;
    North American  wreck
    informal smash-up, pile-up, shunt
    British informal prang
  • 2 I heard the crash when you knocked the statue over
    bang, smash, smack, crack, boom, bump, thud, thump, slam, clunk, clonk, clash, clang;
    report, explosion, detonation, shot;
    clangour, racket, din
    informal wham, whump
  • 3 the crash of the company meant that 150 jobs would go
    failure, collapse, foundering, ruin, ruination;
    bankruptcy, insolvency, cessation of trading, receivership, liquidation, winding up, closure, shutting
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  • a crash course in diesel engine maintenance
    intensive, concentrated, telescoped, high-pressure, strenuous, vigorous, all-out, thorough, in-depth, all-absorbing, total-immersion, rapid, urgent
    [Antonyms] extensive
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