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 Before your kids head out into the world, Lythcott-Haims and Newman both recommend dedicating time to a life skills crash course. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 15 July 2022 Repetitive, yes, but this crash course is supposed to help everyone learn the rudimentary lessons of rowing crew and what to expect when on the water in the North Shore Channel of the Chicago River with seven of their classmates. Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 28 June 2022 Advisors who weren’t tech-savvy before the pandemic had to go through a painful crash course. Todd Sixt, Forbes, 3 June 2022 Cruise himself developed a grueling five-month crash course for the actors. Nojan Aminosharei, Men's Health, 17 May 2022 Giacché was recently one of 23 employees from different banks in the US, Europe, India, and Africa to participate in the first session of a six-month crash course on climate for bankers, organized by the UK nonprofit Finance Innovation Lab (FIL). Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, 27 June 2022 This shift couldn’t have come at a better time for an artist like Denzel Curry, who would rather pull his beloved dreadlocks out than call in Rick Rubin or Max Martin for a crash course in pop formula. Khari Nixon, SPIN, 30 June 2022 Recent work with the Department of Defense has provided me with a crash course in cybersecurity. Matthew Lopes, Forbes, 26 May 2022 In the weeks following the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, a group of Chinese executives traveled to Los Angeles for a crash course in influence. Erich Schwartzel, The Atlantic, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of crash course

1966, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

31 Jul 2022

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“Crash course.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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