English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'crash'

(noun) 
Definition
a sudden descent of an aircraft as a result of which it crashes
a car crash
Synonyms
collision
Their van was involved in a collision with a car.
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accident
She was involved in a serious car accident last week.
,
smash
He was near to death after a car smash.
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wreck
He was badly injured in a car wreck.
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prang (informal)
,
bump
I felt a little bump and knew instinctively what had happened.
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pile-up (informal)
a 54-car pile-up
,
smash-up
, ,
jolt
One tiny jolt could worsen her injuries.
(noun) 
Definition
a sudden loud noise
Two people in the flat recalled hearing a loud crash about 1.30am.
Synonyms
smash
the smash of falling crockery
, ,
boom
The stillness of the night was broken by the boom of a cannon.
, ,
bang
I heard four or five loud bangs.
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thunder
the thunder of the sea on the rocks
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thump
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.
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clatter
,
clattering
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thud
She tripped and fell with a sickening thud.
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(noun) 
Definition
the sudden collapse of a business or stock exchange
He predicted correctly that there was going to be a stock market crash.
Synonyms
collapse
Their economy is teetering on the edge of collapse.
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failure
Business failures rose 16% last month.
, ,
ruin
It is the ruin of society.
,
bankruptcy
Many established firms were facing bankruptcy.
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downfall
His lack of experience led to his downfall.
(verb) 
Definition
to move violently or noisily
He lost his balance and crashed to the floor.
Synonyms
fall
The fisherman fell into the sea during a storm.
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pitch
He pitched head-first over the low wall.
, , ,
topple
He released his hold and toppled slowly backwards.
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come a cropper (informal)
, ,
fall headlong
(verb) 
Definition
to drop with force and break into pieces with a loud noise
We heard the sound of an animal crashing through the undergrowth.
Synonyms
plunge
I plunged into the water after them.
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hurtle
A pretty young girl came hurtling down the stairs.
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precipitate yourself
(verb) 
Definition
to break or smash into pieces with a loud noise
Her glass fell on the floor and crashed into a thousand pieces.
Synonyms
smash
The bottle smashed against a wall.
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break
He fell through the window, breaking the glass.
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break up
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shatter
Safety glass won't shatter if it's broken.
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fragment
It's an exploded fracture – the bones have fragmented.
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fracture
a society that could fracture along class lines
,
shiver (archaic, literary)
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disintegrate
At 420 mph the windscreen disintegrated.
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splinter
The ruler cracked and splintered into pieces.
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dash to pieces
(verb) 
Definition
(of a business or stock exchange) to collapse or fail suddenly
When the market crashed they assumed the deal would be cancelled.
Synonyms
collapse
His business empire collapsed under a massive burden of debt.
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fail
So far this year, 104 banks have failed.
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go under
If one firm goes under it could provoke a cascade of bankruptcies.
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be ruined
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go bust (informal)
Hundreds of restaurants went bust last year.
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fold up
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go broke (informal)
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go to the wall
Even big companies are going to the wall these days.
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go belly up (informal)
I really can't afford to see this company go belly up.
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fold
The company folded in 1990.
(adjective) 
Definition
requiring or using great effort in order to achieve results quickly
I might take a crash course in coding.
Synonyms
intensive
several days and nights of intensive negotiations
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concentrated
She makes a concentrated effort to keep her feet on the ground.
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immediate
The immediate problem is not lack of food, but transportation.
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urgent
There is an urgent need for food and water.
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round-the-clock
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emergency
She made an emergency appointment.

phrasal verb

See crash into

Additional synonyms

in the sense of accident
Definition
an unpleasant event that causes damage, injury, or death
She was involved in a serious car accident last week.
Synonyms
pile-up (informal),
smash-up (informal)
in the sense of bang
Definition
a short loud explosive noise, such as the report of a gun
I heard four or five loud bangs.
in the sense of bankruptcy
Many established firms were facing bankruptcy.
Synonyms
liquidation,
indebtedness

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