|Origin:||Probably from the sound|
to have an accident in a car, plane etc by violently hitting something else [↪ collide]:
car/plane etc[intransitive and transitive]TT
The jet crashed after take-off.
crash into/onto etc
The plane crashed into a mountain.
crash a car/bus/plane etc
He was drunk when he crashed the car.
to hit something or someone extremely hard while moving, in a way that causes a lot of damage or makes a lot of noise
hit somebody/something hard[intransitive,transitive always + adverb/preposition]TT
crash into/through etc
A brick crashed through the window.
We watched the waves crashing against the rocks.
The plates went crashing to the ground.
A large branch came crashing down.
to make a sudden loud noise:
Thunder crashed and boomed outside.
if a computer crashes, or if you crash the computer, it suddenly stops working:
computer[intransitive and transitive]TD
The system crashed and I lost three hours' worth of work.
if a stock market or shares crash, they suddenly lose a lot of value
to lose very badly in a sports event:
sport[intransitive] British English
Liverpool crashed to their worst defeat of the season.
to stay at someone's house for the night:
Can I crash at your place on Saturday night?
b) also crash out
to go to bed, or go to sleep very quickly, because you are very tired:
I crashed out on the sofa this afternoon.
to go to a party that you have not been invited to:
We crashed Joe's party yesterday.
9 British English old-fashioned
someone who is very boring