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noun as in bang; banging sound

noun as in computer system failure

verb as in break into pieces

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Car crashes injure several million Americans a year, but driving lets people feel they’re in control.

Working on the project was like a peer-taught crash course in server management and maintenance.

He also cautions against buying into the kinds of “this time it’s different” theories that crashed with the dotcoms.

From Fortune

These huge slabs, which make up Earth’s outer layer, crash into and slide over each other in extreme slow motion.

If you have someone crashing on your couch, or you host one of your rooms as an Airbnb, then you've experienced the meaning of the word boarder.

Father Joel Román Salazar died in a car crash in 2013; his death was ruled an accident, but the suspicion of foul play persists.

So I drove around the corner to the trailhead of the logging road that led back to the crash site.

Instead, the man and woman in the truck wanted to know where the crash site was and whether would I show them.

There is the smell here of an indecent rush for scapegoats, even before we know what really caused this crash.

These days weather should never cause a commercial airliner to crash.

Another crash, which nearly shut up his spine like a telescope, told him that there were no wings.

Fortunately, the last crash had been passed without dislocating the parts of either sledge or rider.

The station building gave sickening creaks; then it toppled with a crash.

He made a sweeping gesture, knocking over his liqueur glass; it fell with a crash on the parquet floor.

Inspector Kerry brought his cane down with a crash upon the table, whereat Coombes started nervously.


On this page you'll find 227 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crash, such as: blast, clash, boom, burst, clang, and clap.

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