Synonyms of 'crash'
a sudden descent of an aircraft as a result of which it crashesa car crash
Their van was involved in a collision with a car.
She was involved in a serious car accident last week.
He was near to death after a car smash.
He was badly injured in a car wreck.
I felt a little bump and knew instinctively what had happened.
pile-up (informal), , ,
a 54-car pile-up
One tiny jolt could worsen her injuries.
a sudden loud noiseTwo people in the flat recalled hearing a loud crash about 1.30am.
the smash of falling crockery
The stillness of the night was broken by the boom of a cannon.
I heard four or five loud bangs.
the thunder of the sea on the rocks
There was a loud thump as the horse crashed into the van.
din, , ,
They tried to make themselves heard over the din of the crowd.
She tripped and fell with a sickening thud.
the sudden collapse of a business or stock exchangeHe predicted correctly that there was going to be a stock market crash.
to move violently or noisilyHe lost his balance and crashed to the floor.
to drop with force and break into pieces with a loud noiseWe heard the sound of an animal crashing through the undergrowth.
to break or smash into pieces with a loud noiseHer glass fell on the floor and crashed into a thousand pieces.
The bottle smashed against a wall.
He fell through the window, breaking the glass.
Safety glass won't shatter if it's broken.
It's an exploded fracture – the bones have fragmented.
a society that could fracture along class lines
shiver (archaic, literary),
At 420 mph the windscreen disintegrated.
The ruler cracked and splintered into pieces.
dash to pieces
(of a business or stock exchange) to collapse or fail suddenlyWhen the market crashed they assumed the deal would be cancelled.
His business empire collapsed under a massive burden of debt.
So far this year, 104 banks have failed.
If one firm goes under it could provoke a cascade of bankruptcies.
go bust (informal), ,
Hundreds of restaurants went bust last year.
go broke (informal),
go to the wall,
Even big companies are going to the wall these days.
go belly up (informal), ,
I really can't afford to see this company go belly up.
The company folded in 1990.
requiring or using great effort in order to achieve results quicklyI might take a crash course in coding.
several days and nights of intensive negotiations
She makes a concentrated effort to keep her feet on the ground.
The immediate problem is not lack of food, but transportation.
There is an urgent need for food and water.
She made an emergency appointment.
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in the sense of accident
an unpleasant event that causes damage, injury, or deathShe was involved in a serious car accident last week.
in the sense of bang
a short loud explosive noise, such as the report of a gunI heard four or five loud bangs.
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