Synonyms of 'accident'
in the sense of pile-up
a traffic accident involving several vehicles
a 54-car pile-up
in the sense of setback
anything that delays progress
He has suffered a serious setback in his political career.
in the sense of smash
a violent collision of vehicles
He was near to death after a car smash.
in the sense of tragedy
a shocking or sad event
They have suffered an enormous personal tragedy.
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Thesaurus for accident from the Collins English Thesaurus