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

Check back later for a crash course on happiness from Santos. CBS News, "How happy are you really?," 12 July 2018 Culinary Backstreets offers gastronomic tours ($95 for 7 hours, includes all food and drink) of Tbilisi that include a full wine tasting as well as a crash course on chacha, the local moonshine. Debra Kamin, New York Times, "36 Hours in Tbilisi," 7 June 2018 Musk’s vehicle seems to bypass that potentially-hazardous plan by hauling each child out in a pod, potentially eliminating the need to give the soccer players a crash course in diving. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Elon Musk says SpaceX is building a ‘kid-sized submarine’ to rescue trapped soccer team," 7 July 2018 McElwain, who has been aided by former Michigan wideout and current grad assistant Roy Roundtree, implemented a crash course on fundamentals earlier this year. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football's Tarik Black, Donovan Peoples-Jones separate at WR," 6 June 2018 Meghan is getting a crash course in royal tour style — something her sister-in-law Kate Middleton is well versed in. Erin Hill,, "Meghan Markle Has Already Rocked Two Very Different Looks Today in Ireland: See the Photos!," 11 July 2018 Barb gets a crash course in a foreign culture through her son’s captors, who have endured their share of loss and pain under the shah’s brutal regime. F. Kathleen Foley,, "'Hostage' at the Skylight Theatre: a shattering slice of the Iranian crisis," 12 June 2018 While husband Prince Harry has grown up in this world of tradition and rules and corgis, Markle is getting a crash course. Kathryn Lindsay,, "Prince Harry Subtly Telling Meghan Markle To Curtsy Is The Classiest Thing I've Seen All Week," 12 June 2018 Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu: Visitors get a crash course in Mardi Gras history and traditions at this museum on the second floor of the Central School Arts & Humanities Center. Jody Schmal, San Antonio Express-News, "Where to stay and play in Lake Charles," 11 June 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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