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crash1 British & World English

(Of a vehicle) collide violently with an obstacle or another vehicle

crash2 British & World English

A coarse plain linen, woollen, or cotton fabric

crash English Thesaurus

the car crashed into a tree

car crash British & World English

A chaotic or disastrous situation that holds a ghoulish fascination for observers

crash mat British & World English

A thick padded mat used to cushion a landing or fall in sports or the performance of stunts

crash pad British & World English

A place to sleep, especially for a single night or in an emergency

crash diet British & World English

A weight-loss diet undertaken on an urgent, short-term basis with the aim of achieving very rapid results

crash-dive British & World English

(Of a submarine) dive rapidly and steeply to a deeper level in an emergency

crash-land British & World English

(Of an aircraft) land roughly in an emergency, typically without lowering the undercarriage

crash team British & World English

(In a hospital) a team of medical practitioners that stand by to resuscitate patients who have suffered cardiac or respiratory failure

crash-test British & World English

Deliberately crash (a new vehicle) under controlled conditions in order to evaluate and improve its ability to withstand impact

crash barrier British & World English

A strong fence at the side of a road or in the middle of a dual carriageway or motorway, intended to reduce the risk of serious accidents

crash helmet British & World English

A helmet worn by a motorcyclist to protect the head in case of a crash

crash trolley British & World English

(In a hospital) a trolley carrying medicine and equipment for use in emergency resuscitations

crash and burn British & World English

Come to grief or fail spectacularly

Wall Street Crash British & World English

The collapse of prices on the New York Stock Exchange in October 1929, a major factor in the early stages of the Depression

crash and burn in crash1 British & World English

Come to grief or fail spectacularly

crash dive in crash-dive British & World English

A steep dive by a submarine or aircraft

crash test in crash-test British & World English

An instance of crash-testing a vehicle

crash cart in crash trolley British & World English

(In a hospital) a trolley carrying medicine and equipment for use in emergency resuscitations

gatecrash British & World English

Enter (a party or other gathering) without an invitation or ticket

crashworthiness British & World English

The degree to which a vehicle will protect its occupants from the effects of an accident