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crash

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of crash

  1. 1 the violent coming together of two bodies into destructive contact <the fiery crash of two jumbo jet airplanes in midair> Synonyms collision, concussion, crack-up, smash, smashup, wreck Related Words accident, pileup; demolishment, destruction, ruin

  2. 2 a falling short of one's goals <refused to be discouraged by the crash of her hairdressing business> Synonyms collapse, failure, cropper, defeat, fizzle, nonachievement, nonsuccessRelated Words futility, uselessness; ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy; deficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency; disappointment, letdown, setbackNear Antonyms victory, winAntonyms accomplishment, achievement, success

  3. 3 a loud explosive sound <the crash of cymbals> Synonyms bang, blast, boom, crack, clap, pop, report, slam, smash, snap, thunderclap, thwack, whack, whomp, whumpRelated Words thunk, wham; clang, clangor, clank, clash; knock, rap, tap; blare, clamor, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, outcry, roar, tumult, uproar

  4. 4 a forceful coming together of two things <a story about the crash of two alien cultures and the unfortunate consequences> Synonyms bump, collision, concussion, impact, impingement, jar, jolt, jounce, kick, shock, slam, smash, strike, wallopRelated Words blow, buffet, hit, knock, punch, rap, slap, thump; bashing, battering, bludgeoning, clobbering, hammering, lambasting, licking, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; contact, encounter, meeting, touch




crash

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of crash

  1. 1 to cause to break with violence and much noise <crashed the vase against the wall> Synonyms break down, smash, shatterRelated Words bust, fracture, fragment; annihilate, bash, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, nuke, pulverize, ruin, tear down, total, vaporize, waste, wrack, wreck; shiver, splinter, split; crack, crunch, crush, snap

  2. 2 to come into usually forceful contact with something <the speeding car crashed into the tree with horrifying results> Synonyms bang, bash, bump, collide, hit, impact, impinge, knock, ram, slam, smash, strike, swipe, thudRelated Words bounce, carom, clunk, glance, rebound, ricochet, skim, skip; contact, land, touch; brush, graze, kiss, nudge, scrape, shave, sweep; bulldoze, jostle, muscle, press, pushNear Antonyms miss, skirt

  3. 3 to stop functioning <my computer crashed yet again> Synonyms break, break down, conk (out), fail, cut out, die, give out, stallRelated Words fizzle, sputter, wheeze; act up, malfunction; jamAntonyms start (up)

  4. 4 to force one's way <the drunken partygoer crashed into my room and promptly passed out> Synonyms bore, bull, bulldoze, {h,2}press, elbow, jam, jostle, muscle, push, shoulder, squeezeRelated Words ram, shove, thrust

  5. 5 to go to a lower level especially abruptly <sales of that digital camera have crashed since the competing version came out> Synonyms drop, crater, decline, descend, dip, dive, fall, lower, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, sink, skid, tumbleRelated Words abate, decrease, de-escalate, die (down), diminish, droop, dwindle, ebb, lessen, let up, moderate, subside, taper off, wane; recede, retreatNear Antonyms accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mushroom, pick up, snowball, swell, waxAntonyms arise, ascend, lift, mount, rise, soar, spike, up

  6. 6 slang  to go to one's bed in order to sleep <I'm so exhausted that I'm just going to crash as soon as we get home> Synonyms bed [slang], doss (down) [chiefly British], retire, turn inRelated Words bunk, perch, roost, settle; doze, drop off, nap, nod, sleep, slumber, snooze; couch, lie (down), reclineNear Antonyms arouse, awake, awaken, rouse, wake, waken; bestir, stir; reawake, reawaken; shift, stirAntonyms arise, get up, rise, uprise

  7. 7 slang  to reside as a temporary guest <I'm going to crash at my sister's apartment when I'm in New York> Synonyms visit [slang], sojourn, stay, tarryRelated Words come by, come over, drop by, drop in, run in, step in, stop (by); frequent, hang (around or out), haunt; inhabit, occupyNear Antonyms abide, dwell, live, reside




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