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Pronunciation: /kræʃ/

Translation of crash in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (loud noise) estrépito (masculine) she dropped the plates with a crash se le cayeron los platos con gran estrépito there was a tremendous crash of thunder se oyó un trueno espantoso the crash of the waves el romper de las olas
    Example sentences
    • I heard a loud crash as something broke against the wall.
    • Just as he was about to open his mouth to speak, there was a loud crash, followed by the screeching of the train's breaks.
    • Her words were broken off abruptly by a loud crash from a room in the apartment.
    1.2 (collision, accident) accidente (masculine), choque (masculine) plane/car crash accidente aéreo/de automóvil we were in a crash tuvimos un accidente, chocamos
    Example sentences
    • Police are keen to speak to any witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw either vehicle before the crash.
    • A police officer was taken to hospital after the police car he was travelling in was involved in a crash with two other vehicles.
    • Speed has been determined to be one of the most common contributing factors in vehicle crashes.
    Example sentences
    • He survived the crash by landing in ‘the biggest sand dune in the desert.’
    • A pilot battled to avoid a plane crash as his stricken aircraft circled over Colchester
    • Jack, and 47 others, survives a plane crash on a remote Pacific island.
    1.3 (financial failure) crac (masculine), crack (masculine) the Wall Street crash el crac(k) de Wall Street a bank crash la quiebra de un banco

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (smash) he crashed the car tuvo un accidente con el coche, chocóto crash sth into sth he crashed his car/bike into the car in front (iba en el coche/la moto y) chocó con el coche de delante 1.2 (make a noise) hacer* ruido con she crashed the cymbals together hizo sonar los platillos
  • 2 [colloquial/familiar] to crash a party colarse* en una fiesta [colloquial/familiar]

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (collide) to crash (into sth) estrellarse or chocar* (contra algo) 1.2 (make loud noise) [thunder] retumbar the dishes crashed to the floor los platos se cayeron al suelo estrepitosamente the ceiling came crashing down on them el techo se les derrumbó encima 1.3 [Finance] [shares] caer* a pique, colapsar Wall Street crashed in 1929 en 1929 hubo un crac(k) en la bolsa de Nueva York
  • 2 (spend the night) [colloquial/familiar] quedarse a dormir can I crash at your place? ¿puedo quedarme a dormir en tu casa?


  • (before noun/delante del nombre) [course] intensivo; [program] de choque


  • to go crash into sth estrellarse estrepitosamente contra algo


  • ¡patapum! [colloquial/familiar]

Phrasal verbs

crash out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
(to go to sleep) quedarse dormido we just crashed out on the floor nos tiramos a dormir en el suelo 1.1 (in competitions, sports) quedar eliminado

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