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Noun

Singular
crash

Plural
crashes

crash (crashes)
  1. An automobile, airplane, or other vehicle accident.
  2. A computer malfunction that is caused by faulty software, and makes the system either partially or totally inoperable.
  3. A loud sound as made for example by cymbals.
  4. A comedown of a drug.
  5. A company of rhinoceroses.
    • p. 1991, Patrick F. McManus, “Nincompoopery and Other Group Terms”, in The Grasshopper Trap, Henry Holt and Company, ISBN 0-8050-0111-5, page 103,
      One of my favorites among the terms of groups of creatures is a crash of rhinoceros. I can imagine an African guide saying to his client, “Shoot, dammit, shoot! Here comes the whole bloody crash of rhinoceros!”
      […] Personally, I think I’d just as soon come across a crash of rhinoceros as a knot of toad.
    • 1998, E. Melanie Watt, Black Rhinos, page 19
      The largest group of black rhinos reported was made up of 13 individuals. A group of rhinos is called a crash.
    • 1999, Edward Osborne Wilson, The Diversity of Life, page 126
      Out in the water a crash of rhinoceros-like animals browse belly deep through a bed of aquatic plants.
    • 2003, Claude Herve-Bazin, Judith Farr Kenya and Tanzania, page 23
      The crash of rhinoceros at Tsavo now numbers almost 200.
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Adjective

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Positive
crash

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. quick, fast, intensive
    crash course
    crash diet
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Verb

Infinitive
to crash

Third person singular
crash

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to crash (third-person singular simple present crash, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to collide with something destructively
  2. (transitive) to severely damage or destroy something by causing it to collide with something else
  3. (transitive)(slang) (via gatecrash) to attend a social event without invitation
  4. (intransitive) to make or experience informal temporary living arrangements
    Hey dude, can I crash at your pad?
  5. (intransitive) (of a computer program) to terminate extraordinarily
  6. (intransitive) to experience a period of depression and/or lethargy after a period of euphoria, as after the euphoric effect of a psychotropic drug has dissipated
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Etymology 2

From Russian (krashenina), coarse linen

Noun

Singular
crash

Plural
-

crash (-)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Plain linen.
Translations

French

Etymology

From English crash

Noun

crash m. (plural crashs)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) crash landing
  2. (economics) crash
  3. (computing) crash

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