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crash

2 noun
     
crash2 S3 [countable]
1TT an accident in which a vehicle violently hits something else [↪ collision]
plane/car etc crash
41 people were killed in the plane crash.
the Clapham rail crash
a head-on crash between two trains
2C a sudden loud noise made by something falling, breaking etc:
I heard a loud crash.
with a crash
The branch came down with a crash.
crash of
a crash of thunder
3TDTD an occasion when a computer or computer system suddenly stops working
4BFS an occasion on which the stocks and shares in a stock 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, techie informal, geek disapproving informal

someone who tries to break into a computer system: hacker, cracker

things you do with your computer: start up/power up your computer
open
a file or document
enter
information
click on
an icon
cut and paste
pieces of text
copy
files or programs
scroll up and down
the page
delete
things you do not want
download
files or pictures from the Internet
burn
CDs or DVDs
close
a file or document
save
your work
shut down
your computer

computer problems: bug, virus, error, corrupted file/data, crash, worm
computer

See also
computer
WORD FOCUS: accident WORD FOCUS: accident
similar words: crash, wreck American English, pile-up, collision, disaster, catastrophe


See also
accident

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