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.

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Nonetheless, the months and years spent wrangling with U.S. Soccer have given Rapinoe and her teammates a crash course in negotiating skills, legal tactics and marketing strategy. Liz Clarke, Anchorage Daily News, "U.S. women’s soccer team is fighting two battles — for a World Cup title, and for equality," 11 June 2019 Nonetheless, the months and years spent wrangling with U.S. Soccer have given Rapinoe and her teammates a crash course in negotiating skills, legal tactics and marketing strategy. Liz Clarke,, "USWNT fights for equal pay as it fights to defend World Cup title," 3 June 2019 At this afternoon’s premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s off-kilter retelling of the Manson murders, the young actress gave onlookers a crash course in French fashion history. Vogue, "Elle Fanning Delivers a Lesson in French Fashion History at Cannes," 21 May 2019 PricewaterhouseCoopers has opted to give every employee a crash course in digital technology, said Joe Atkinson, the firm’s chief digital officer. Angus Loten, WSJ, "When It Comes to Workplace Tech, Employees Know Best," 9 May 2019 My expectation would be that the self-control and cognitive benefits from meditation couldn’t come from a crash course. The Economist, "Magic mushrooms, illegal in most places, may have therapeutic uses," 7 June 2019 Said ex-captain proceeds to beat up the crew, drop the air pressure to knock everyone out, and set the plane on a literal crash course. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Jordan Peele's Take on The Twilight Zone's "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" Breaks from the Original," 3 Apr. 2019 The travel-industry veteran hired Mr. Del Rio in 1989 to be chief financial officer of Renaissance Cruises and gave him a crash course on the vacation business. Laine Higgins, WSJ, "How Norwegian Cruise’s Chief Navigates the Sea-Suite," 22 Feb. 2019 Our first day at sea provides a crash course in the highs and lows of luxury cruise life. Christopher Bagley, Condé Nast Traveler, "Sailing the South China Sea Is the Best Way to See Southeast Asia," 15 Nov. 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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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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