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 for crash
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crash \Crash\ (kr[a^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crashed
     (kr[a^]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.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           He shakt his head, and crasht his teeth for ire.
                                                    --Fairfax.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Roofs were blazing and walls crashing in every part
              of the city.                          --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To break with violence and noise; as, the chimney in
        falling crashed through the roof.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crash \Crash\, n.
     1. A loud, sudden, confused sound, as of many things falling
        and breaking at once.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The wreck of matter and the crash of worlds.
                                                    --Addison.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Ruin; failure; sudden breaking down, as of a business
        house or a commercial enterprise; as, the stock market
        crash of 1929.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The last week of October 1929 remains forever
              imprinted in the American memory. It was, of course,
              the week of the Great Crash, the stock market
              collapse that signaled the collapse of the world
              economy and the Great Depression of the 1930s. From
              an all-time high of 381 in early September 1929, the
              Dow Jones Industrial Average drifted down to a level
              of 326 on October 22, then, in a series of traumatic
              selling waves, to 230 in the course of the following
              six trading days.
              The stock market's drop was far from over; it
              continued its sickening slide for nearly three more
              years, reaching an ultimate low of 41 in July 1932.
              But it was that last week of October 1929 that
              burned itself into the American consciousness. After
              a decade of unprecedented boom and prosperity, there
              suddenly was panic, fear, a yawning gap in the
              American fabric. The party was over.  --Wall street
                                                    Journal,
                                                    October 28,
                                                    1977.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crash \Crash\, n. [L. crassus coarse. See Crass.]
     Coarse, heavy, narrow linen cloth, used esp. for towels.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  crash
      n 1: a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang
           of distant bells" [syn: 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"
         [syn: crash, wreck]
      3: a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks
         (especially one that causes additional failures) [syn:
         crash, collapse]
      4: the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the
         window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line" [syn:
         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" [syn:
         crash, ram]
      4: move violently as through a barrier; "The terrorists crashed
         the gate"
      5: break violently or noisily; smash; [syn: 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!" [syn:
         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" [syn: 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" [syn: crash, go
          down]
      13: sleep in a convenient place; "You can crash here, though
          it's not very comfortable" [syn: doss, doss down,
          crash]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  404 Moby Thesaurus words for "crash":
     Waterloo, a habit, accident, acquired tolerance, acute alcoholism,
     addictedness, addiction, alcoholism,
     amphetamine withdrawal symptoms, appulse, atomize, awake the dead,
     bang, bang into, bankruptcy, barbiturate addiction, barbiturism,
     barge in, be poised, be ruined, bear market, bearish market,
     beating, become insolvent, billow, blast, blast the ear, blow,
     boom, bouncing check, break, break in, break in upon,
     break into pieces, break to pieces, break up, breakdown,
     breaking up, breakup, brunt, bulldozing, bulling, bump, bump into,
     burst, burst in, bust, butt in, calamity, cannon, carambole, carom,
     carom into, cascade, casualty, catabasis, cataclysm, cataract,
     catastrophe, cave, cave-in, chain smoking, charge in,
     chronic alcoholism, chute, clap, clash, cocainism, collapse,
     collide, collision, comb, come between, come down,
     come into collision, comedown, concuss, concussion,
     confront each other, conquering, conquest, contretemps, crack,
     crack up, crack-up, crash in, crash into, crash the gates, craving,
     crawl in, creep in, crescendo, cropper, crowd in, crump, crunch,
     crush, cut in, cut to pieces, dash, dash into, deafen, deathblow,
     debacle, deceleration, declension, declination, decline,
     decline and fall, declining market, decrescendo, defeat, deflation,
     defluxion, demolish, dependence, descend, descending, descension,
     descent, destruction, diffuse, diminuendo, din, dip down,
     dipsomania, disaster, disperse, disrupt, dive, doss down, down,
     downbend, downcome, downcurve, downfall, downflow, downgrade,
     downpour, downrush, downtrend, downturn, downward trend, drive,
     drop, drop down, drop off, dropping, drubbing, drug addiction,
     drug culture, drug dependence, dwindling, ebb, ebb and flow,
     edge in, elbow in, encounter, encroach, entrench, explode,
     explosion, fail, failure, fall, fall dead, fall down, fall flat,
     fall foul of, fall in, fall off, fall short, fall stillborn,
     fall through, falling, fill the air, fission, flap, flop, foist in,
     fold, fold up, force, foul, fragment, go bankrupt, go broke,
     go down, go downhill, go into receivership, go to pot, go to smash,
     go under, go up, gravitate, gravitation, grief, grind, habituation,
     hammering, heave, hiding, hit, hit against, hit the hay,
     hit the sack, horn in, hurt, hurtle, ill hap, impact, impinge,
     impingement, impose, impose on, impose upon, inclination,
     infiltrate, infringe, insinuate, insolvency, insufficient funds,
     interfere, interlope, interpose, intervene, intrude, invade,
     irrupt, jar, jolt, kip down, kited check, knock, knock against,
     lambasting, lapse, lathering, licking, lift, lose altitude,
     make mincemeat of, mastery, mauling, meet, meeting, mince,
     misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap, nasty blow, near-miss,
     nicotine addiction, nose dive, obtrude, off market, onslaught,
     overcoming, overdraft, overdrawn account, overthrow, overturn,
     parachute, peak, peal, percuss, percussion, physical dependence,
     pileup, pitch, plummet, plummeting, plunge, popple, pounce,
     pour down, pratfall, precipitate, press in,
     psychological dependence, pulverize, push in, put on, put upon,
     quietus, rain, ramming, rap, rapids, rattle the windows,
     receivership, remission, rend the air, rend the ears, report,
     resound, retreat, retreating market, ring, rise, rise and fall,
     rock the sky, roll, ruin, run, run into, rush in, sack out,
     sack up, sag, sagging market, scatter, scend, send, shatter,
     shipwreck, shiver, shock, shut down, sideswipe, slam, slam into,
     slap, slat, sledgehammering, slink in, slip in, slowdown, slump,
     smack, smack into, smash, smash in, smash into, smash up, smash-up,
     smashing, smashup, sneak in, soft market, splat, splinter,
     split the eardrums, split the ears, squash, squeeze in, squish,
     staggering blow, startle the echoes, steal in, stoop, storm in,
     strike, strike against, stumble, stun, subdual, subduing,
     subjugation, subsidence, surge, swap, swell, swoop, tailspin, tap,
     thrashing, throng in, thrust in, thrusting, thunder, thwack,
     tolerance, topple, toss, total loss, tragedy, trench,
     trend downward, trespass, trimming, trouncing, tumble, turn in,
     undoing, undulate, vanquishment, wane, washout, waterfall, wave,
     whack, wham, whap, whipping, whomp, whop, withdrawal sickness,
     withdrawal symptoms, work in, worm in, wrack, wreck
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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 {
      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. 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 (18 March 2015) :

  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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