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English Dictionary: crash by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
crash
n
  1. a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells"
    Synonym(s): clang, clangor, clangour, clangoring, clank, clash, crash
  2. a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles); "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"
    Synonym(s): crash, wreck
  3. a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
    Synonym(s): crash, collapse
  4. the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"
    Synonym(s): crash, smash
  5. (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative; "the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since"
v
  1. fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"
  2. move with, or as if with, a crashing noise; "The car crashed through the glass door"
  3. undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"
    Synonym(s): crash, ram
  4. move violently as through a barrier; "The terrorists crashed the gate"
  5. break violently or noisily; smash;
    Synonym(s): crash, break up, break apart
  6. occupy, usually uninvited; "My son's friends crashed our house last weekend"
  7. make a sudden loud sound; "the waves crashed on the shore and kept us awake all night"
  8. enter uninvited; informal; "let's crash the party!"
    Synonym(s): barge in, crash, gate-crash
  9. cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace"; "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost"
  10. hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"
    Synonym(s): crash, dash
  11. undergo a sudden and severe downturn; "the economy crashed"; "will the stock market crash again?"
  12. stop operating; "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week"
    Synonym(s): crash, go down
  13. sleep in a convenient place; "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable"
    Synonym(s): doss, doss down, crash
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Crash \Crash\ (kr[?]sh>), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crashed}
      (kr[?]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crashing}.] [OE. crashen, the
      same word as crasen to break, E. craze. See {Craze}.]
      To break in pieces violently; to dash together with noise and
      violence. [R.]
  
               He shakt his head, and crasht his teeth for ire.
                                                                              --Fairfax.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Crash \Crash\, v. i.
      1. To make a loud, clattering sound, as of many things
            falling and breaking at once; to break in pieces with a
            harsh noise.
  
                     Roofs were blazing and walls crashing in every part
                     of the city.                                       --Macaulay.
  
      2. To break with violence and noise; as, the chimney in
            falling crashed through the roof.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Crash \Crash\, n.
      1. A loud, sudden, confused sound, as of many things falling
            and breaking at once.
  
                     The wreck of matter and the crash of worlds.
                                                                              --Addison.
  
      2. Ruin; failure; sudden breaking down, as of a business
            house or a commercial enterprise.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Crash \Crash\, n. [L. crassus coarse. See {Crass}.]
      Coarse, heavy, narrow linen cloth, used esp. for towels.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   crash   1. n. A sudden, usually drastic failure.   Most often
   said of the {system} (q.v., sense 1), esp. of magnetic disk drives
   (the term originally described what happens when the air gap of a
   hard disk collapses).   "Three {luser}s lost their files in last
   night's disk crash."   A disk crash that involves the read/write
   heads dropping onto the surface of the disks and scraping off the
   oxide may also be referred to as a `head crash', whereas the term
   `system crash' usually, though not always, implies that the
   operating system or other software was at fault.   2. v. To fail
   suddenly.   "Has the system just crashed?"   "Something crashed the
   OS!" See {down}.   Also used transitively to indicate the cause of
   the crash (usually a person or a program, or both).   "Those idiots
   playing {SPACEWAR} crashed the system." 3. vi.   Sometimes said of
   people hitting the sack after a long {hacking run}; see {gronk out}.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   crash
  
      1. A sudden, usually drastic failure.   Most often said of the
      {system}, especially of magnetic disk drives (the term
      originally described what happened when the air gap of a hard
      disk collapses).   "Three {lusers} lost their files in last
      night's disk crash."   A disk crash that involves the
      read/write heads dropping onto the surface of the disks and
      scraping off the oxide may also be referred to as a "head
      crash", whereas the term "system crash" usually, though not
      always, implies that the operating system or other software
      was at fault.
  
      2. To fail suddenly.   "Has the system just crashed?"
      "Something crashed the OS!" See {down}.   Also used
      transitively to indicate the cause of the crash (usually a
      person or a program, or both).   "Those idiots playing
      {SPACEWAR} crashed the system."
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
      (1994-12-01)
  
  
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