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British English: /kraʃ/
American English: /kræʃ/

Translation of crash in French:


  • 1 (noise) the crash of thunder a crash of breaking glass
    un fracas de verre brisé
    to hit the ground with a crash
    se fracasser sur le sol
  • 2 (Automobile, Aviation, Railways) (accident) train/air crash
    catastrophe (f) ferroviaire/aérienne
    to have a crash
    avoir un accident
  • 4 (Computing)
    plantage (informal) (m)

transitive verb

  • 1 (involve in accident) See examples: he crashed the car
    il a eu un accident de voiture
    to crash a car into a bus
    rentrer dans ou percuter un bus
    he's crashed the car twice already
    il a déjà eu deux accidents avec la voiture
  • 2
    (gatecrash) See examples: to crash a party
    s'introduire dans une fête sans y être invité

intransitive verb

  • 1 (have accident)
    (car, plane)
    (collide) (vehicles, planes)
    to crash into something
    rentrer dans or percuter quelque chose
    I thought we were going to crash
    je croyais qu'on allait avoir un accident
    je croyais que l'avion allait s'écraser
  • 3 (move loudly) See examples: I could hear him crashing around downstairs
    je l'ai entendu faire du boucan (informal) en bas
    the shells crashed all around me
    les obus éclataient tout autour de moi
    to crash through the undergrowth
    s'enfoncer bruyamment dans la broussaille
  • 4 (fall) See examples: to crash to the ground
    (cup, tray, picture)
    se fracasser sur le sol
  • 5
    (computer, system) (informal)

Phrasal verbs

crash out

(go to sleep)
(of competition, race)
se faire sortir de

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