crash-land

verb
\ ˈkrash-ˈland How to pronounce crash-land (audio) \
crash-landed; crash-landing; crash-lands

Definition of crash-land

transitive verb

: to land (an airplane or spacecraft) under emergency conditions usually with damage to the craft

intransitive verb

: to crash-land an airplane or spacecraft

Other Words from crash-land

crash landing noun

First Known Use of crash-land

1941, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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crash-land

verb

English Language Learners Definition of crash-land

: to land (an airplane, helicopter, etc.) in an unusual way because of an emergency

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