Definition of crash and burnUS, informal
- The company crashed and burned after only two years in business.
: to break violently and noisily : smash
: to damage (an airplane) in landing
: to cause to make a loud noise
: a loud sound (as of things smashing)
: a breaking to pieces by or as if by collision
: an instance of crashing
: marked by a concerted effort and effected in the shortest possible time especially to meet emergency conditions
: a coarse fabric used for draperies, toweling, and clothing and for strengthening joints of cased-in books
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