crash (verb, noun) past tense: crashed LISTEN
If something crashes into another thing, it means that it hits that thing, usually when it’s going fast.
- The car crashed into the wall.
A crash happens when two cars hit each other, or a plane hits the ground.
- There was a plane crash on the news last night.
A crash can also be a loud noise that something makes when it breaks.
- The glasses fell off the table with a crash.
If a computer or website crashes, it means that it stops working.
- I had to get a new computer after my old one crashed.
In pop culture
Castaway is a movie about a man who has to live alone on an island after a plane crash. In this video from the movie, the man finds some coconuts, but he doesn’t know how to open them!
There are other meanings of crash.