3TDTDan occasion when a computer or computer system suddenly stops working
4BFSan occasion on which thestocks andshares in astock market suddenly lose a lot of value:
the stock market crash of October 1987
WORD FOCUS: computer WORD FOCUS: computer people who work with computers:user, programmer, web designer, IT person, software engineer, (systems) analyst, administrator, webmaster, helpdesk, techieinformal, geekdisapproving informal someone who tries to break into a computer system:hacker, cracker things you do with your computer:start up/power upyour computer opena file or document enterinformation click onan icon cut and pastepieces of text copyfiles or programs scroll up and down the page deletethings you do not want downloadfiles or pictures from the Internet burnCDs or DVDs closea file or document saveyour work shut downyour computer computer problems:bug, virus, error, corrupted file/data, crash, wormcomputer ➔ See alsocomputerWORD FOCUS: accident WORD FOCUS: accident similar words:crash, wreckAmerican English, pile-up, collision, disaster, catastrophe ➔ See alsoaccident
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.