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Definition of car crash in English:


1An instance of a car colliding with another vehicle or with an object: he was killed in a car crash
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  • Admittedly, over-the-top car crashes aren't anything new in these movies, but there's this one scene which defies all attempts to rationalize it away.
  • Despite the simplistic advertising campaigns, excessive speed is not a feature in 80 per cent of fatal car crashes.
  • During just the last decade, the total number of people injured in U.S. car crashes has topped 32 million.
1.1 informal , chiefly British A chaotic or disastrous situation that holds a ghoulish fascination for observers: her life is turning into a car crash [as modifier]: a classic piece of car-crash television
More example sentences
  • His chat show is a car crash.
  • His stream-of-conscious comedy can be astounding or it can be a car crash.
  • Your life's a car crash.

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