crash course


Definition of crash course

: a rapid and intense course of study also : an experience that resembles such a course has been given a crash course in diplomacy in his first weeks in office

Examples of crash course in a Sentence

Before her trip, she took a crash course in Russian culture and history at the local university.
Recent Examples on the Web The couple got a crash course in foundations, a beam versus a joist and calluses. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, 8 Apr. 2021 Franks spent the rest of the afternoon giving himself an online crash course in truffles. Andrew Kornylak, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 May 2021 At the same time that the pandemic was pushing millions out of the workforce, lockdown orders gave millions of others a crash course in working from home. Liz Weston, Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 Once Operation Ivy was playing ska, Armstrong gave the rest of the group a crash course in the music. Aaron Carnes, Rolling Stone, 30 Apr. 2021 Paul gave me a crash course in caring for the bike, outfitted me with a quality helmet and lock, and sent me on my way. Lindsey Tramuta, Fortune, 22 Apr. 2021 For Stubbs, it's been a crash course in Sicilian history, politics and culture. Julia Buckley, CNN, 13 May 2021 The effort turned into a yearlong crash course in a niche area of science: using genetic markers to build multigenerational family trees. New York Times, 3 May 2021 At the state level, emergency managers last year received a crash course in responding to not one but several disasters overlapping simultaneously. J.d. Morris, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of crash course

1966, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2021

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“Crash course.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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crash course


English Language Learners Definition of crash course

: a class in which a lot of information is taught in a short period of time


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