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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
crash
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a car crash/accident (also a car wreck American English)
▪ He was involved in a car crash.
a car hits sth/crashes into sth
▪ I saw the car leave the road and hit a tree.
a clap/crash/crack of thunder (=one extremely loud sound)
▪ Lightning flickered across the sky, followed seconds later by a loud crack of thunder.
a computer crashes (=suddenly stops working)
a crash courseinformal (= in which you learn a great deal in a very short time)
▪ A husband was given a crash course in how to deliver a baby by a midwife on the phone.
a crash diet (=a very sudden and strict attempt to lose weight)
▪ It’s better to lose weight gradually than to go on a crash diet.
a motorway crash
▪ Six people were killed in a motorway crash.
a plane crash
▪ Over 200 people died in the plane crash.
a plane crashes
▪ Their plane crashed shortly after take-off.
a rail crash
▪ Police have named four more victims of the Selby rail crash.
a train crash (also a train wreck American English)
▪ Ten people were killed in the train crash.
an accident/crash victim
▪ The crash victims were rushed to hospital.
crash and burn
▪ His bid for the presidency finally did its crash-and-burn.
crash barrier
crash course
▪ a crash course in Spanish
crash diet
crash helmet
crash landing
▪ He was forced to make a crash-landing in the desert.
crash/emergency landing (=a sudden landing caused by a problem with the engine etc)
horrific crash/accident/attack etc
▪ a horrific plane crash
the crash site (=where a plane etc crashed)
▪ Wreckage was seen 200 metres away from the crash site.
thunder crashes/booms
▪ Thunder crashed overhead, waking the baby.
waves crash (=fall noisily)
▪ Huge waves crashed down on us.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
back
▪ And it crashed back into me at high speed.
▪ First I pulled the great ladder away from the tower, sending it crashing back into the trees.
▪ But this day had sent my spirits and my ego crashing back down to earth, or rather water.
▪ His high-fliers were brought crashing back to earth by a 3-0 Tranmere victory, however.
▪ The door burst inward and crashed back against the wall.
▪ With another blow from his forearm, he sent him crashing back down the cockpit.
▪ The rifle's heavy brass butt crashed back into his shoulder.
▪ Slowly, she heaved herself out of the sand and then, with a sickening crack she crashed back again.
down
▪ If the monetary system topples the economic system will also come crashing down.
▪ The indexes came crashing down, making losers out of many neophyte capitalists gambling that prices would shoot up for ever.
▪ The gay and lesbian rights movement has finally brought those strictures crashing down.
▪ Then the carrier top will slip off your head and crash down and crush your wrists.
▪ Juanito was ready for him, and the Kalashnikov crashed down at Trent's calf.
▪ Miguel watched as big chunks of building came crashing down just beyond the engines.
▪ Be careful not to push the unit in too far or it will crash down on to the floor of the casing.
▪ Men jumped free as the gates crashed down.
in
▪ He was disturbed when his 2 attackers crashed in through a back door.
▪ The Jaguar is reported to have crashed in a distant country, mad as hell.
▪ Fighting against the wind we ran along the beach and watched a steel grey North Sea crashing in.
▪ Encased in dry-suits, they struggled out into the bay to come crashing in on their boards.
▪ Six-year-old Garry answered it, only to be knocked flying as two policemen came crashing in.
▪ The relief crashed in around her.
▪ Back at the other end, those waves of Lincoln attacks were still crashing in.
out
▪ I crashed out on the bed before I got the chance.
▪ Some people are able to crash out completely after skiing.
▪ The bells crashed out the joyous news practically all day.
▪ Long-time leader Badrakhani crashed out at the fence, bringing down close fourth Rochester.
▪ The bells crashed out again, I went quietly into the Church myself, carrying Heather.
▪ He switched all the door and window alarms on before going to bed and crashing out.
through
▪ Most river tourists travel in big noisy motor rigs, which crash through all but the biggest rapids without difficulty.
▪ We were allowed a split second to brace for its impact before crashing through.
▪ It crashed through the barrier and then something horrible began.
■ NOUN
aircraft
▪ This could arise if an aircraft crashed and there was damage to houses in the area.
▪ No mention was made of the other eleven persons on board and no mention of how the aircraft had crashed.
▪ Read in studio Police have now named the three rugby fans who were killed when their light aircraft crashed into a field.
▪ Probably the corpses of Army pilots killed in a 1956 aircraft crash.
▪ The aircraft that crashed Saturday was listed eight times in the data.
▪ Realising that the aircraft had crashed, two witness made their way to the wreckage in order to assist the pilot.
▪ Ferris took the decision to abandon the aircraft, which crashed at 1205 at Oxborough, Norfolk.
barrier
▪ It crashed through the barrier and then something horrible began.
▪ After the catch, he crashed hard into the barrier but held on to the ball.
▪ Hakkinen was taken to the circuit for a routine check after suffering minor concussion when his car crashed into a barrier.
car
▪ The normality of Highly dangerous cars crash violently in comparison with?
▪ She struck a parked car and crashed into the building, police said.
▪ Then the police car had crashed into a fence.
▪ Prime example: The Oct. 13 People, with its latest Diana cover, six weeks after the dreadful car crash.
▪ Four were hurt when their car crashed off the A66 on the westbound carriageway near the Elton turn-off just outside Stockton.
▪ All the trucks and cars started crashing into one another, too.
▪ A boy was arrested after one car crashed.
▪ Hakkinen was taken to the circuit for a routine check after suffering minor concussion when his car crashed into a barrier.
computer
▪ The cancer research computer system crashed, halting vital research and ran up a bill of £10,000 making the calls.
▪ And we forget that all these computers can crash with one shudder of an earthquake.
defeat
▪ Eastwood's try four minutes later sent Leeds crashing to their sixth defeat in nine matches.
door
▪ Suddenly the door crashed open and the hall was full of people, loud with voices.
▪ I called to Dad but he didn't hear me; instead he sent another door crashing down.
▪ The door burst inward and crashed back against the wall.
▪ I'd made maybe ten yards when the door crashed open, and some grey edges appeared in the darkness before me.
▪ Flying past Endill he hurtled through a door, crashing into the room beyond.
▪ She could hear him singing, if you could call it that, just before the front door crashed open downstairs.
earth
▪ But this day had sent my spirits and my ego crashing back down to earth, or rather water.
▪ Perhaps the moon would spin out of its orbit and come crashing into the earth.
▪ A good autumn wind would bring the whole edifice crashing to earth.
▪ Instead, the Spartans came crashing to Earth.
▪ His high-fliers were brought crashing back to earth by a 3-0 Tranmere victory, however.
▪ Unlike Marlowe, he acknowledges time as an all powerful element which brings such fantasies crashing down to earth.
flight
▪ His attempted flight involved crashing about an apartment complex parking lot, allegedly putting the lives of officers and residents in danger.
▪ Some suspended flight display monitors also crashed to the floor.
floor
▪ Both men hurtled on over the top of Barbara in a tangle of limbs, crashing to the office floor.
▪ The statues on either side of Fenn crashed to the floor and he fell with them.
▪ Just then, from the hallway came a roar as a stack of empty orange crates crashed to the floor.
▪ Be careful not to push the unit in too far or it will crash down on to the floor of the casing.
▪ In their bedroom something crashed to the floor, which immediately woke one of the twins who began to howl.
▪ Overhead lights crashed to the auditorium floor and members of the audience bolted for exits.
ground
▪ And listen: this is how I felt as my grandad's block came crashing into the ground.
▪ Some marveled and some mourned, especially when the great elm was brought crashing to the ground.
▪ It was then that the bullet flew past him, hitting the brass cross and sending the crucifix crashing to the ground.
▪ The stammering policeman spun around, tripped on the rusty pot, and all but crashed to the ground.
▪ The rest of it crashed to the ground and the teachers collapsed in a heap on the floor.
▪ I crashed to the ground, picked myself up, and began staggering around the car to the other side.
▪ Chimneys crashed to the ground, bringing roof tiles with them, but the insurance companies will replace those.
▪ Then it crashed to the ground and died, no explosions, no flames reaching to the sky.
helicopter
▪ The helicopter crashed in June 1994 with the loss of all four crew and 25 intelligence officers from Northern Ireland on board.
▪ A similar model of transport helicopter crashed in 1977 in the West Bank, killing 54 paratroopers.
home
▪ Berwick crashed at home to Newcastle last Saturday, but staged a quick recovery with a last-heat win at Glasow.
▪ Ann-Marie Coombes was 16 when she crashed driving home from a pub.
▪ Northallerton surprisingly crashed 52 at home to Easington, after being level at half time.
▪ It must be horrible for them when cars crash outside their homes.
▪ Thirteen-year-old Joseph McKernan died when the car he was in crashed near his Carrickmore home.
jet
▪ That's the same as a full jumbo jet crashing at Heathrow every day of the week and two on Sunday.
market
▪ Then, with-out warning, the world oil markets crashed.
▪ And as the Saatchi shares peaked ahead of the 1987 stock market crash the seeds of its financial decline had already been sown.
▪ The Breeze never mentioned the stock market crash.
▪ What does it mean that a market has crashed?
▪ My father found himself without an income about the time the stock market crashed.
▪ That was fine; everyone at Salomon expected the market to crash.
mountain
▪ According to aviation officials the A-300 should have been 1,500 feet higher at the point where it crashed into a jagged mountain face.
▪ It crashed around the mountain walls as if it would split them in two and she never heard the plane arrive.
▪ Had the airplane crashed into the mountain, it would have cut a swath through the trees.
plane
▪ Just half a mile from where the plane crashed, members of the public were attending a lambing opening day.
▪ They also can model what happens when weapons are damaged, as when a plane carrying them crashes.
▪ The amazing picture was taken by a Mirror reader seconds before the plane crashed.
▪ And its hoped this will reveal exactly why the plane crashed so close to the airport.
▪ We might imagine a single-seater plane crashing in the desert because the pilot has been taken ill and died.
▪ The worst was in Paris, where storms caused four planes to crash.
rock
▪ Get a friend to raise the blade vertically upwards to simulate crashing into a hidden rock in the stopper.
▪ Not only missed, but crashed into the rocks like one of the nearby surfers falling off the crest of a wave.
▪ From here I watch a patrol of pelicans skim the ocean surface while waves crash against the rocks.
sea
▪ He attacked one Ju87 from behind, breaking away as the tail broke off his victim and it crashed into the sea.
▪ He then broke away as Lambert was also firing at this aircraft, and watched it crash into the sea.
▪ Some such understanding, or rather incomprehension, blurred my sight, filled my head with the crashing of the blackest sea.
▪ Two weeks later a Jaguar crashed into the sea off Nairn, though the pilot ejected in time.
▪ But his three-second, 89-metre flight ended in disaster when his £700 glider was wrecked as it crashed into the sea.
▪ One by one, the concrete weighted drums were winched up and then sent crashing into the sea.
thunder
▪ She then literally jumped in her seat as a huge peal of thunder crashed directly overhead.
▪ Lightning forked overhead, illuminating the camp like day, and thunder crashed deafeningly through the deep darkness that followed.
▪ The thunder crashed, the lightning flared, and the rain came down in torrents.
tree
▪ I attempted to explain the semiotics of George of the Jungle, feckless would-be Tarzan, for ever crashing into the nearest tree.
▪ First I pulled the great ladder away from the tower, sending it crashing back into the trees.
▪ Artillery began to crash into the tree lines, and artillery flares fell, as well.
▪ Several weeks ago Victor came crashing down out of a tree and on to his back.
▪ Some had crashed in the trees.
wall
▪ Waiting for the ball and chain Come crashing through the wall.
▪ But he never had control of the ball and dropped it as he crashed into the wall.
▪ He says they crashed into a wall.
▪ Charlie crashed into a wall and bounced off it like a rubber rhino.
▪ An oil drum was kicked away, rolling and crashing into the wall beside her.
▪ Here, all night long, synthetic waves crash tirelessly on to walls awash with projected images while loud music drowns out thought.
▪ He crashed against the wall then fell, rolled the last few stairs to the hallway.
▪ The door burst inward and crashed back against the wall.
window
▪ The surf was crashing outside my window and I was caressing a sentence at around 1 a.m. when the phone rang.
▪ Riney decided to make a run for it and escaped, crashing through a glass window in the process.
▪ A bullet went crashing through the rear window, shattering the glass behind me.
▪ It came crashing through the window.
▪ Rocks crashed through the window and bottles broke against the doors.
■ VERB
bring
▪ The 50-year-old actress is struggling to come to terms with a series of disasters that have brought her life crashing round her.
▪ Some marveled and some mourned, especially when the great elm was brought crashing to the ground.
▪ The gay and lesbian rights movement has finally brought those strictures crashing down.
▪ A good autumn wind would bring the whole edifice crashing to earth.
▪ His high-fliers were brought crashing back to earth by a 3-0 Tranmere victory, however.
▪ Another quick defeat will bring them crashing down.
▪ Unlike Marlowe, he acknowledges time as an all powerful element which brings such fantasies crashing down to earth.
▪ What is the mechanism that brings capitalism crashing down?
cause
▪ But this is unreliable, and can cause the machine to crash.
▪ The worst was in Paris, where storms caused four planes to crash.
▪ Such a war, if it went badly, might well cause stockmarkets to crash again.
▪ He stressed again that any conclusion about what caused the plane to crash during a light snowstorm is still months away.
▪ Script that works fine with Netscape can cause Internet Explorer to crash, and vice versa.
come
▪ Waiting for the ball and chain Come crashing through the wall.
▪ The indexes came crashing down, making losers out of many neophyte capitalists gambling that prices would shoot up for ever.
▪ If the monetary system topples the economic system will also come crashing down.
▪ On Friday, more than 60, 000 cubic feet came crashing down each second.
▪ If she pulled they would come crashing down on top of her, said Mr Wakerley.
▪ When this hope came crashing down that summer, I was totally unaware that anything terrible had happened to her.
▪ And listen: this is how I felt as my grandad's block came crashing into the ground.
▪ Miguel watched as big chunks of building came crashing down just beyond the engines.
die
▪ He died in 1912 after crashing into the ocean off Santa Monica, California.
hear
▪ She could hear her heart crashing in her ears.
▪ She was in bed when she heard a crashing noise in the kitchen.
▪ She heard it crash to the bottom of the stairs, and felt the floor quiver as it gained on her.
▪ In the dense foliage around us I heard the mortars crashing heavily, shaking the air, searching for us.
▪ Outside, we could hear the sea crashing on the shingle.
▪ I could hear things crashing inside the house.
▪ From his room Ansel could hear the waves crashing on Baker Beach.
▪ It was near the ocean and Heather could hear the waves crashing on the reef from where she lay in the bed.
send
▪ It was then that the bullet flew past him, hitting the brass cross and sending the crucifix crashing to the ground.
▪ Occasionally, comets even get bumped into orbits that send them crashing into the sun.
▪ First I pulled the great ladder away from the tower, sending it crashing back into the trees.
▪ Slamming on the brakes, our driver was unable to evade the animal, and sent it crashing along the pavement.
▪ I called to Dad but he didn't hear me; instead he sent another door crashing down.
▪ With another blow from his forearm, he sent him crashing back down the cockpit.
▪ From there the Springboks swept upfield, stole back possession and sent Werner Swanepoel crashing over.
▪ Donna sent the Volvo crashing into the Audi again, then shifted up through the gears and drove off.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
almighty din/crash/row etc
▪ And certainly there would be the most almighty row if Clarke got the push.
▪ Before he got half way, they dropped with an almighty crash on to the stone floor.
crash/collide/smash etc head-on
▪ But that image collided head-on with life last month.
▪ He and Carter were doomed to collide head-on.
▪ Shortly after the £5 million junction was opened, two trains collided head-on killing four people and injuring 22.
▪ The cab control car of a commuter train being pushed from the rear collided head-on with an Amtrak diesel locomotive.
▪ They can collide head-on with what we believe to be right.
sickening thud/crash/sound etc
▪ Her heart took up a sickening thud.
▪ One pitched out, hitting the ground with a sickening thud.
▪ Then she landed on the Market Square flagstones with a sickening crash to lie motionless.
▪ Then, with a sickening thud in her solar plexus, she understood.
▪ They heard screams, kicks, the sickening thud of a punch, and the ogre roaring Solper's name.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ He lost control of his car at the first bend and crashed.
▪ Hundreds of hospital records were wiped out when the network crashed.
▪ I installed the new program and my computer crashed.
▪ My computer crashed, and we couldn't get it working again.
▪ Rick crashed his bike before he'd finished paying for it.
▪ The bus crashed into an embankment before bursting into flames.
▪ The cymbals crashed, and the symphony came to an end.
▪ The tire blew, causing him to crash the car.
▪ We crashed Stella's party last Friday.
▪ Witnesses say the jet crashed shortly after takeoff.
▪ You can crash at our place if you can't get a ride home.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A few minutes later, a wall of water crashed over the lip of the Falls and Niagara was in business again.
▪ First I pulled the great ladder away from the tower, sending it crashing back into the trees.
▪ He stumbled backwards and struck a bed screen that crashed to the floor, bringing him with it.
▪ Most river tourists travel in big noisy motor rigs, which crash through all but the biggest rapids without difficulty.
▪ Since some airplanes and trains do crash, when does fear about traveling in them become a phobia?
▪ The Army set up emergency hotlines for inquiring parents but the system crashed several hours later because of a flood of calls.
▪ The utility takes 22K and crashed our test system on several occasions.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
fatal
▪ There were rumours of a fatal coach crash.
▪ It was the first fatal crash in the airliner's 31-year history.
▪ Officials are still trying to piece together what happened before the fatal crash Sunday.
▪ Some who witnessed the fatal crash from the stands in Daytona made the 500-mile trip to North Carolina to pay homage there.
horrific
▪ If the Piper Alpha disaster or one of the horrific plane crashes are coming to mind, think again.
▪ Doctors feared he could be permanently brain-damaged after an horrific motorway crash.
▪ Willis is David, a security guard who emerges unscathed from a horrific train crash that kills everyone else.
loud
▪ Suddenly there was a loud crash.
▪ A loud crash could be heard from the room and the sound of wailing drifted into the courtroom, startling onlookers.
▪ A moment later there was a loud crash aft as some one rear-ended me.
▪ There was a terrible cry, and a loud crash.
▪ Lightning flashed in the sky, and there was a loud crash of thunder.
▪ After only three or four paces, a loud crash came from behind me.
▪ Suddenly, I heard a loud crash near me, scaring me out of my wits.
▪ There was a loud crash, as the box fell into the sea.
plane
▪ But then the plane crash happened and now I may retire even sooner.
▪ Redding was just 26 when he died in a 1967 plane crash near Madison, Wis.
stock
▪ The up side of a stock market crash is imagining the billions lost when Microsoft falls that much.
▪ Elaine Garzarelli became a celebrity for calling the 1987 stock market crash.
▪ Social Security grew out of the 1929 stock market crash and the Great Depression.
▪ Naturally, stock market crashes and recessions end up tossing businesses into bankruptcy court and throwing people out of work.
▪ After taking a drubbing in the 1987 stock market crash, Schwab looked to the booming mutual fund industry to revive earnings.
▪ The model is used to forecast economic growth and to estimate the potential effects of sudden shocks like a stock crash.
▪ Coordinated monetary and fiscal policies put in place to offset the effects of the stock market crash quickly accelerated the global economy.
■ NOUN
air
▪ He lost his only son Jay, 26, in an air crash and his first wife Connie drowned in Antigua.
▪ However, San Diego has only experienced one major air crash in its history.
▪ It is now 33 years since the last major air crash in Ayrshire and we must pray that there is never another.
▪ At the same time, the number of infants killed in commercial air crashes is extremely low.
▪ There have been three elections since 1988 when General Zia ul Haq died in an unexplained air crash.
▪ One ambulanceman compared the carnage to an air crash.
airplane
▪ I probably looked as though I had been in an all-day airplane crash.
▪ Palma was arrested last year, along with dozens of federal police who were protecting him after an airplane crash.
▪ They always die in airplane crashes or do too many drugs at the end of it.
barrier
▪ William Farrell had seen a Renault 25 car parked beside a crash barrier as he drove past.
▪ It came down against the crash barrier.
▪ They blame his death on a faulty motorway crash barrier.
▪ And the family blames a faulty motorway crash barrier.
▪ Now the council is waiting for the car parks firm to solve the crash barrier problem.
▪ Faults were discovered in the mountings on the crash barriers around the top deck of the car park in July.
▪ It ploughed off the motorway, behind the motorway bridge crash barrier, and into the concrete upright.
car
▪ When faith can cost a life: the car crash victim who refused to be given blood.
▪ A car crash, an earthquake, a burning factory are much better.
▪ About four months after I went down, John was involved in a car crash.
▪ It was the car crash again.
▪ Rade Markovic is being questioned about a car crash in 1999 in which opposition leader Vuk Draskovic was injured.
▪ His death in a 1956 car crash brought his career to an abrupt halt when he was just 26.
▪ In a week, his wife was killed in a car crash.
▪ She was killed in a car crash on the way to the meeting.
helicopter
▪ And he, too, would later die in a helicopter crash on his way to a race in Talladega.
helmet
▪ This time the attackers were young and wearing crash helmets with visors.
▪ Maybe they could have used crash helmets.
▪ Never seen him without his crash helmet on; could be an albino or a Rastafarian for all he knew.
▪ The answer: wear crash helmets.
▪ In a number of countries for some years, the wearing of crash helmets by motor cyclists has been obligatory.
▪ Tom had never before ridden pillion on a motorbike, but Andy the neighbour had a spare crash helmet.
▪ They live mostly on the forest canopy and have white fur crash helmets with black faces and black ears peeping out.
landing
▪ He also survived five crash landings.
▪ An unnecessary signal: the radios had been dead since the crash landing.
▪ He says that wasn't bad for a crash landing.
▪ Read in studio A glider pilot has suffered a broken leg in a crash landing at an R-A-F base.
▪ This could and did result in nasty crash landings which could set the bombs off.
market
▪ The retail business, which is essential for the maintenance of adequate market liquidity, declined after the 1987 stock market crash.
▪ Elaine Garzarelli became a celebrity for calling the 1987 stock market crash.
▪ This hypothesis was investigated by re-estimating the preferred equation up to 1987 Q2 prior to the stock market crash.
▪ Social Security grew out of the 1929 stock market crash and the Great Depression.
▪ The section has serviced these contracts through good times and bad - remember the stock market crash in 1987?
▪ The fund tumbled nearly 40 % in the 1987 market crash and by a similar percentage in early 1990.
▪ The up side of a stock market crash is imagining the billions lost when Microsoft falls that much.
▪ Coordinated monetary and fiscal policies put in place to offset the effects of the stock market crash quickly accelerated the global economy.
rail
▪ He was in the Lockington rail crash near Beverley, East Yorkshire in 1986.
road
▪ The policies they sell offer cash payouts in the event of injuries, disability or death sustained in a road crash.
▪ Only a short time before his death in a road crash, I did an item with that fine singer Dickie Valentine.
▪ It's a match dedicated to devoted footballer, Louise Barry, who died in a road crash.
site
▪ All three occupants suffered multiple injuries and were certified dead at the crash site by a medical practitioner.
▪ Two views of the crash site.
▪ When they learned of the crash, his brother and father came to the crash site.
▪ Much of the crash site in the Grampian hills has now been cleared.
▪ I am looking for unit markings for the second aircraft, personal accounts of the crash and photos of the crash site.
▪ They were warned it might fly over the crash site.
▪ An engine from one of the vans was found more than 120 feet from the crash site.
▪ Back on his farm a few miles from a crash site, Mr Hayton said he'd been expecting a longer sentence.
train
▪ Two people were killed in a train crash at Bellgrove and four at Newton on similar single-lead junction lay-outs.
▪ To highlight the risk of such accidents, the association filmed several simulated train crashes in Chula Vista this month.
▪ Yesterday's train crash near Selby, North Yorkshire, was clearly a tragic consequence of chance and deadly events.
▪ Relatives of 20 people who died in the Paddington train crash in 1999 have received compensation payouts of up to £750,000.
▪ He added that he had made that decision in spite of an embargo on similar junctions after the Bellgrove train crash two years earlier.
▪ These troubled souls are mostly killed in the train crash.
▪ It was ten years ago when her parents had died, in a train crash.
▪ In the short term, next week's budget crunch is more like a toy train crash rather than the real thing.
victim
▪ When faith can cost a life: the car crash victim who refused to be given blood.
▪ Local hospitals were taken off the alert for crash victims.
▪ Tom Berenger is an amnesia-suffering crash victim who suspects he has murdered some one in the stylish thriller Shattered.
■ VERB
cause
▪ Air accident investigators are now trying to establish what caused the crash.
▪ Zanardi took the lead Sunday and held it through a lap-seven restart, which was caused by a crash by Paul Tracy.
▪ Zffla, which causes nasty crashes in Internet Explorer.
▪ Still, concern about home-buying is why Alexander charges that eliminating the mortgage interest deduction would cause a real-estate crash.
▪ The banners themselves aren't usually a hindrance, but sometimes the mechanism of getting them to you can cause nasty crashes.
▪ No one knows for sure what caused the crash.
▪ Rescuers sent out requests for supplies of drugs and were hampered reaching the injured because of tailbacks caused by earlier crashes.
▪ It was not immediately clear what caused the crash in nearly impassable terrain near the Courthouse Bay boat basin at Camp Lejeune.
die
▪ One crew member ejected but was later found drowned, the other did not eject and died in the crash.
▪ And he, too, would later die in a helicopter crash on his way to a race in Talladega.
▪ In what year did he die in a plane crash? 3. 3.
▪ When Brayton died in a crash during practice, Ongais was asked by car owner John Menard to step in.
▪ Name the two famous rock stars who died in the crash with Buddy. 4. 4.
▪ Barley died in a plane crash in Orlando last summer.
▪ Other aircrew who died in the crash were ... In Lyneham, the transport planes were flying again today.
▪ She was one of 37 people to die in the crash.
happen
▪ But then the plane crash happened and now I may retire even sooner.
▪ The Sunday morning crash happened near a country road about 25 miles southwest of Portland.
▪ Two fire crews from Bury attended the crash which happened in a torrential downpour.
▪ But once your anger has subsided, realise that you allowed the crash to happen.
▪ A software crash generally happens when you try to do something in the same way - i.e. the crash is repeatable.
▪ Seven people were injured in the crashes which happened during the rush hour on the northbound carriageway at the Fortwilliam junction.
▪ The crash happened after a high-speed mainline train smashed into a freight service, near Selby, north Yorkshire.
hear
▪ As Philip ran across to her he heard a crash.
▪ I heard a crash, and around a corner walks this ewe.
▪ I was returning to the house with a mixing drum when I heard the crash.
▪ I heard crashes of falling trees, and the grinding and growling of skidders hauling logs.
▪ They heard the crash, and saw smoke rise from the forward quarter of the Genoese round ship.
▪ From there, he heard the crash on the ground floor.
▪ When he heard the crash of glass downstairs, he began to shiver.
▪ On hearing the crash neighbours immediately rushed out to help.
injure
▪ Voice over Richard Latkowsky from Witny was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash several years ago.
▪ Car crash: Three people were injured in a car crash at a North York Moors beauty spot.
▪ His girlfriend, Susan Wormsley, who was seriously injured in the crash is still in hospital.
▪ Nine died and 11 were injured in that crash, when a train hit a van on a level crossing.
▪ Voice over Shaun Gooch, who was injured in the crash, was arrested on the day of his release from hospital.
▪ Read in studio A pregnant woman and her three-year-old son have been injured in a head-on crash involving a stolen car.
▪ Three people died and 10 were injured in a four-vehicle crash at Stonham, near Ipswich, Suffolk, yesterday.
▪ Voice over Three people who were in the car at the time were injured in the crash, one of them seriously.
involve
▪ About four months after I went down, John was involved in a car crash.
▪ Police said alcohol was involved in the crash.
▪ Police in Gloucester also followed a Ford Escort which was involved in a crash.
kill
▪ Two people were killed in a train crash at Bellgrove and four at Newton on similar single-lead junction lay-outs.
▪ More children and young adults are killed by crashes than by any other cause.
▪ More than four and a half thousand people were killed last year in crashes that could have been avoided.
▪ She was killed in a car crash on the way to the meeting.
▪ In a week, his wife was killed in a car crash.
▪ She had been grounded two years ago -- just months after the other female pilot was killed in a carrier crash.
▪ Anything else the guard may have remembered is of no value for he was killed in the crash.
▪ Lise marries Michael, who is killed in a car crash.
lead
▪ He was one of a number of witnesses who described their view of events leading up to the crash in Swindon last year.
▪ A pilot's memory for the events leading up to a crash, say, may be totally blocked.
survive
▪ He also survived five crash landings.
▪ The pilot and a female passenger survived the crash near Skagway, 85 miles north of Juneau.
▪ Of the 40 people on board. 6 survived the crash but no one lived more than a few days.
▪ In this tale, Tony the Wonder Horse miraculously survives the crash.
▪ Mr Marchant's 6 year old step-daughter, Michelle O'Donnell survived the crash.
▪ The instruments are in two different boxes with the idea that at least one would survive a crash.
▪ They'd just survived a crash and had over-reacted.
▪ An estimated 2, 500 people have survived crashes because their cars were equipped with air bags.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Both drivers were injured in the crash.
▪ Her husband died in a plane crash in 1981.
▪ Ira Louvin was killed in a crash in Montana that also took the lives of six other people.
▪ Luckily, I sold my shares just before the crash.
▪ The stock market crash made me suspicious of those type of insurance schemes.
▪ The Wall Street Crash was disastrous for many American businessmen.
▪ The whole tray of dishes fell to the floor with a crash.
▪ There was a loud crash in the bedroom and my dad started yelling.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And the Paris crash was a reminder that it can do so with the most catastrophic results.
▪ Does it depend on the statistical probability of a crash?
▪ It was the smoke, an autopsy revealed, that killed Evan, not injuries from the crash.
▪ Name the two famous rock stars who died in the crash with Buddy. 4. 4.
▪ The court heard that the crash happened at Pentwyn, Cardiff, after the three celebrated Coombes' first job.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Crash

Crash \Crash\, n. [L. crassus coarse. See Crass.] Coarse, heavy, narrow linen cloth, used esp. for towels.

Crash

Crash \Crash\, n.

  1. A loud, sudden, confused sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once.

    The wreck of matter and the crash of worlds.
    --Addison.

  2. Ruin; failure; sudden breaking down, as of a business house or a commercial enterprise.

Crash

Crash \Crash\, v. i.

  1. To make a loud, clattering sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once; to break in pieces with a harsh noise.

    Roofs were blazing and walls crashing in every part of the city.
    --Macaulay.

  2. To break with violence and noise; as, the chimney in falling crashed through the roof.

Crash

Crash \Crash\ (kr[a^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crashed (kr[a^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Crashing.] [OE. crashen, the same word as crasen to break, E. craze. See Craze.] To break in pieces violently; to dash together with noise and violence. [R.]

He shakt his head, and crasht his teeth for ire.
--Fairfax.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
crash

late 14c., crasschen "break in pieces;" probably imitative. Meaning "break into a party, etc." is 1922. Slang meaning "to sleep" dates from 1943; especially from 1965. Computing sense is from 1973. Related: Crashed; crashing.

crash

1570s, from crash (v.); sense of "financial collapse" is from 1817, "collision" is from 1910; references to falling of airplanes are from World War I.

Wiktionary
crash

Etymology 1

  1. quick, fast, intensive n. 1 An automobile, airplane, or other vehicle accident. 2 A computer malfunction that is caused by faulty software, and makes the system either partially or totally inoperable. 3 A loud sound as made for example by cymbals. 4 A sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures) 5 A comedown of a drug. 6 A group of rhinoceroses. 7 dysphoria v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To collide with something destructively, fall or come down violently. 2 (context transitive English) To severely damage or destroy something by causing it to collide with something else. 3 (context transitive slang English) (via gatecrash) To attend a social event without invitation. 4 (context transitive management English) To accelerate a project or a task or its schedule by devoting more resources to it. 5 (context intransitive English) To make or experience informal temporary living arrangements. 6 To give, as a favor. 7 (''slang'') To lie down for a long rest, sleep or nap, as from tiredness or exhaustion. 8 (context computing software intransitive English) To terminate extraordinary. 9 (context computing software transitive English) To cause to terminate extraordinarily. 10 (context intransitive English) To experience a period of depression and/or lethargy after a period of euphoria, as after the euphoric effect of a psychotropic drug has dissipated. Etymology 2

    n. (context fibre English) Plain linen.

WordNet
crash
  1. v. fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"

  2. move with, or as if with, a crashing noise; "The car crashed through the glass door"

  3. undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post" [syn: ram]

  4. move violently as through a barrier; "The terrorists crashed the gate"

  5. break violently or noisily; smash; [syn: break up, break apart]

  6. occupy, usually uninvited; "My son's friends crashed our house last weekend"

  7. enter uninvited; informal; "let's crash the party!" [syn: barge in, gate-crash]

  8. cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the car into the gate of the palace"

  9. hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock" [syn: dash]

  10. undergo a sudden and severe downturn; "the economy crashed"; "will the stock market crash again?"

  11. stop operating; "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week" [syn: go down]

  12. sleep in a convenient place; "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable" [syn: doss, doss down]

crash
  1. n. a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells" [syn: clang, clangor, clangour, clangoring, clank, clash]

  2. a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles); "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane" [syn: wreck]

  3. a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures) [syn: collapse]

  4. the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line" [syn: smash]

  5. (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative; "the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since"

Wikipedia
Crash (Dave Matthews Band album)

Crash is the second studio album by American rock group Dave Matthews Band, released on April 30, 1996.

By March 16, 2000, the album had sold seven million copies, and was certified 7× platinum by the RIAA. This is currently Dave Matthews Band's best-selling album.

CRaSH

"CRaSH' is an open source Command Line Interface, written in Java. The Common Reusable SHell (CRaSH) deploys in a Java runtime and provides interactions with the JVM. Commands are written in Groovy and can be developed at runtime making the extension of the shell very easy with fast development cycle.

Crash (magazine)

Crash was a magazine dedicated to the ZX Spectrum home computer. It was published from 1984 to 1991 by Newsfield Publications Ltd until their liquidation, and then until 1992 by Europress.

Crash (The Human League album)

Crash is the fifth studio album by the British synthpop band The Human League, released in 1986. Crash would provide the band with their second US number-one single, " Human", the same year. It was produced by the American production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis who also wrote several tracks.

Crash (Gwen Stefani song)

"Crash" is a song by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani from her debut solo studio album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004). Written by Stefani and No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal, the song uses automobile metaphors to describe a relationship, and it received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Not originally planned as a single, the song was released as the album's sixth and final single on January 24, 2006 during Stefani's pregnancy.

Crash (South Korean band)

Crash is a thrash metal band from Seoul, South Korea.

Crash (J. G. Ballard novel)

Crash is a novel by English author J. G. Ballard, first published in 1973. It is a story about symphorophilia specifically car-crash sexual fetishism: its protagonists become sexually aroused by staging and participating in real car-crashes.

It was a highly controversial novel: one publisher's reader returned the verdict "This author is beyond psychiatric help. Do Not Publish!" In 1996, the novel was made into a film of the same name by David Cronenberg. An earlier, apparently unauthorized adaptation called Nightmare Angel was filmed in 1986 by Susan Emerling and Zoe Beloff. This short film bears the credit "Inspired by J.G. Ballard."

Crash (computing)

A crash (or system crash) in computing is when a computer program, such as a software application or an operating system, stops functioning properly. Often the program will exit after encountering this type of error. The program responsible may appear to hang until a crash reporting service reports the crash and any details relating to it. If the program is a critical part of the operating system, the entire system may crash, often resulting in a kernel panic or fatal system error.

Most crashes are the result of executing invalid machine instructions. Typical causes are when the program counter is set to an incorrect address or a buffer overflow overwrites a portion of the affected program code due to an earlier bug. In either case, this results in the software instructing the CPU to access random data values in memory. Since all data values are possible to select but not always valid to request, this often results in an illegal instruction exception. The original software bug that started this chain of events is typically considered to be the cause of the crash, which is discovered through the process of debugging. This is often far from obvious, as the original bug can be far removed from the event of the crash and appear to be perfectly valid code.

In earlier personal computers, it was possible to cause hardware damage through attempting to write data to hardware addresses outside of the system's main memory. Some crashes are exploitable and allow a malicious program or hacker to execute arbitrary code allowing for the replication of viruses or the acquisition of data which would normally be inaccessible.

Crash (2004 film)

Crash is a 2004 drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Paul Haggis. The film is about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles, California. A self-described "passion piece" for Haggis, Crash was inspired by a real-life incident, in which his Porsche was carjacked outside a video store on Wilshire Boulevard in 1991.

Several characters' stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles: a black detective estranged from his mother; his criminal younger brother and gang associate; the white district attorney and his irritated, pampered wife; a racist white police officer who disgusts his more idealistic younger partner; an African American Hollywood director and his wife who must deal with the officer; a Persian-immigrant father who is wary of others; and a hard-working Hispanic family man, a locksmith. The film differs from many other films about racism in its rather impartial approach to the issue. Rather than separating the characters into victims and offenders, victims of racism are often shown to be prejudiced themselves in different contexts and situations. Also, racist remarks and actions are often shown to stem from ignorance and misconception rather than a malicious personality.

The film features an ensemble cast consisting of Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe. Matt Dillon was particularly praised for his performance and received Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Additionally, the cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The film received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Paul Haggis, and won three for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing at the 78th Academy Awards. It was also nominated for nine BAFTA awards, and won two, for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Thandie Newton.

Crash (card game)

Crash is a British card game extension of Nine-card Brag. In Crash, there is no betting, as in Brag, but rather players aim to reach a total of 11 points, gained over successive deals, or else to 'crash', meaning to win the game outright by means of winning all four tricks in one deal.

Crash (1996 film)

Crash is a 1996 Canadian-British psychological thriller film written and directed by David Cronenberg based on J. G. Ballard's 1973 novel of the same name. It tells the story of a group of people who take sexual pleasure from car crashes, a notable form of paraphilia. The film stars James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger, Elias Koteas, Holly Hunter, and Rosanna Arquette.

The film generated considerable controversy on its release and opened to mixed and highly divergent reactions from critics. While some praised the film for its daring premise and originality, others criticized its combination of graphic sexuality with violence. Although it was nominated for the Palme d'Or (the grand prize) at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, it instead won the Special Jury Prize, which is considered the third-most prestigious prize. The film's music score was composed by Howard Shore.

Crash (Feeder song)

"Crash" was the third single from Feeder's critically acclaimed 1997 album Polythene.

It made number 48 in mid-August of the same year, giving Feeder their first top-50 hit despite the band still yet to appear on Radio 1's playlist at the time. The song refers to a relationship.

The B-side "Here In The Bubble" was a working title for the Polythene album, which leads to many fans wondering if this track would have been on the album had the original title of the same name stayed. Also on the single is an acoustic version of the album track "Forgive".

Kerrang! referred to the song as "one of the finest slices of pop-coated rock you could ever wish to hear", and rated the single "KKKK" (four stars out of five), further noting that the full single was another of "Grant Nicholas' big-booted, gorgeously bruised stompers" and commented "one wonders what you have to do to get played on Radio 1 these days". HMV promoted the single with a press advertisement in Kerrang! on 16 August 1997. Nonetheless, by the time of the advertisement, HMV had banned Feeder from playing live in their stores after hundreds of fans crowd surfed during the song when the band performed the song during a brief set at the Portsmouth HMV branch on 11 August, which was the second performance of their HMV brief acoustic set tour to promote the single which had begun earlier that day in Southampton. As Kerrang! reported, more than three-hundred fans came to see the band perform the song, but as the record store bosses were displeased with the crowd surfing, and when the band travelled to the Bristol HMV the following day as their next in their promotional tour, they were told they could sign autographs but not perform live at any HMV branch again.

Crash (The Primitives song)

"Crash" is a song written by The Primitives band members Paul Court, Steve Dullaghan and Tracy Spencer. The song was first recorded by The Primitives for their 1988 debut album Lovely. This version of the song was released as a single and a cassette in 1988 and peaked at number five on United Kingdom singles chart and number three on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks. In 1994, the song was featured on the Dumb & Dumber movie soundtrack as "Crash (The '95 Mix)". This remix included additional guitars, percussion, organ and backing vocals - none of which were performed by any of The Primitives. Several cover versions are actually based on the '95 Mix and not the original.

The song was also later featured in the 2004 film Surviving Christmas and the 2007 film Mr Bean's Holiday. In 2011, the song was used in the international trailer for Disney/Pixar's Cars 2. The song is also featured in two video games: 2009's Lego Rock Band and 2011's Burnout Crash!.This song also featured in a cinema-only PIF by THINK! and TfL called Crash.

Crash (Royseven song)

"Crash" is a song by the Irish alternative rock sestet, Royseven, found on their debut album, The Art of Insincerity. The song was released as their debut single in Germany in January 2007 and in Ireland as their fourth single on September 14, 2007.

Crash (Billy "Crash" Craddock album)

Crash is a country album by Billy "Crash" Craddock. It was released in 1976 on the ABC/Dot label.

Crash (1984 TV series)

Crash - Truslen fra det sorte hul ("Crash - The Menace from the Black Hole") is a 1984 Danish children's science fiction TV-series which was written, directed and produced by Carsten Overskov and starred Lars Ranthe.

Crash (Decyfer Down album)

Crash is the second album by the North Carolina rock band, Decyfer Down. It is also their first album with the new lead vocalist, TJ Harris.

Crash (2009 TV series)

Crash is an English-language Welsh television drama series created by Tony Jordan and produced by Red Planet Pictures for BBC Wales. The series follows the lives of four newly qualified doctors.

The series is filmed in Cardiff. The series first aired at 20:30 BST on BBC One Wales and BBC HD on Wednesday 9 September 2009.

Crash (Have Some Fun)

"Crash (Have Some Fun)" is a song by the group TKA from their 1990 second album Louder Than Love. Michelle Visage performed vocals on the song.

Crash (Cavo song)

"Crash" is Cavo's second single from their debut album, Bright Nights Dark Days.

Crash (1974 film)

Crash is a 1974 Norwegian drama film written and directed by Rolf Clemens, starring Jan Solberg and Hanne Krogh. A motorcycle accident leaves the young Jan (Solberg) paralysed. This new situation challenges his attitude towards life, and his relationship both with his parents and with his girlfriend Marianne (Krogh).

Crash (UK band)

Crash were an indie rock band formed in 1985 in New York City, centered on frontman-songwriter Mark Dumais, who took their name from the J. G. Ballard novel. The band moved to London in 1987. Crash released three singles and an album, but are perhaps most notable for containing members who went on to form Ultra Vivid Scene, John Moore's Expressway, and Something Pretty Beautiful.

The band's line-up was Mark Dumais (vocals, guitar), Kurt Ralske (guitar, also of Nothing But Happiness), Bill Carey (guitar, formerly of Centrics), Adam Wright (bass), and Byron Guthrie (drums). They debuted with a 12" single, "Don't Look Now" in November 1986 on the Remorse label, followed the same month by another 12", "Almost". Their only album, I Feel Fine, was released in February 1987. A final single, "Bright Coloured Lights" was released in August 1987. When the group split up, Ralske formed Ultra Vivid Scene, Guthrie joined John Moore's Expressway and later joined Ralske in Ultra Vivid Scene, and Carey formed Something Pretty Beautiful. Joss Cope, brother of Julian Cope, played bass in the last lineup of the band. Mark Dumais signed to the Creation Records label under the name Tangerine, releasing an album in 1990. Dumais died of AIDS in the US in April 1992.

Crash (1978 film)

Crash (also known as The Crash of Flight 401) is a made-for-TV docudrama released in 1978, based on the true story of the first crash of a wide-body aircraft, that of Eastern Airlines Flight 401, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar which crashed in the Florida Everglades near Miami on the night of December 29, 1972. The film more or less follows the true events of the crash, although the names of key characters were changed and certain dramatic events were fictionalized. The crash sequence was one of the most authentic (and expensive) for television of the time, using multiple stunts, pyrotechnics and flyaway set pieces.

The film stars William Shatner as maverick National Transportation Safety Board crash investigator Carl Tobias, who is called in to review the jetliner crash under pressure from his superiors to exonerate Lockheed of responsibility. Although the film implies that Lockheed was negligent in the design of the TriStar's flight control systems, it concludes by citing the NTSB's official determination that the crash was due to pilot error: the crew's failure to properly monitor the flight instruments during the last four minutes of flight. The crew was distracted by a blown light bulb in the landing gear position indicator display panel, which caused them not to notice that they had inadvertently disengaged the autopilot and put the TriStar into a slow, imperceptible descent. Eddie Albert portrayed the captain, and Lane Smith, in an early role, portrayed the hospitalized and barely alive surviving flight engineer who alerts Tobias to a computer 'mismatch' in the autopilot. The cast also included Adrienne Barbeau and Sharon Gless, whose characters were based on the actual flight attendants tending to the passengers that fateful night. Lorraine Gary, Ed Nelson, and Ron Glass played noteworthy passengers.

Crash (2008 TV series)

Crash is an American television drama series set in Los Angeles, California that starred Dennis Hopper and Eric Roberts. It is the first original series produced by the Starz network. The network ordered a 13 episode season which premiered on October 17, 2008. The series is based on the 2004 film of the same name. It was developed for television by Glen Mazzara. In Canada, Crash can be seen on Super Channel. Starz ordered a second season that premiered in September 2009 before concluding in December 2009. Lead actor Dennis Hopper died in May 2010 and the series did not continue.

Crash (character)
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Crash (Usher song)

"Crash" is a song by American singer Usher, recorded for his upcoming eighth studio album, Flawed. It was released by RCA on June 10, 2016, available for digital download and online streaming. The audio for the song was also released on his Vevo and YouTube accounts the same day. "Crash" is the follow-up single to " No Limit", released the day before. Both singles are to appear on Usher's upcoming eighth studio album, Flawed. The song was written by Usher, Lee Stashenko, Carlos St. John, while production was handled by St. John and f a l l e n.

Usage examples of "crash".

The gun-carrier burst from the forest upslope, crashing through a screen of brush, an Invader squad strapped upright in the jouncing afterbody and firing toward the house.

This time the airburst was close enough to send the rig spinning off the road and crashing into the shallow ditch.

Miyuki screamed, her CPR forgotten as the corpse knocked over the tall stool with a crash that was all but entirely muffled by the thrashing of the creature in the next room.

Blinded by the raging blizzard, the Sons of Annam bellowed in surprise and began to stumble about, filling the air with crashes and grunts as they collided with each other.

That crash was followed almost immediately by the blast of an antitank rocket and an explosion when the Straight Arrow hit the tank.

The Args either believe they lost us, and that Puma simply crashed into the mountain.

For a moment I wanted to continue the fight, say that the crash was not the sort that you could easily walk out of, that as far as I knew there had only been the one driver, and so on.

It was a phenomenally precise piece of astrogation, but Javier Giscard was unable to appreciate it properly as he fought the mind-wrenching, stomach-lashing dizziness the crash translation sent smashing through him.

As he leaped, crashing through the underbrush, he was mistaken for a deer, and only the quick eye of a hunter who was already raising his rifle for a shot saved him from death at the hands of those whom he would warn of their peril.

Instead of crashing, the helicopter steadied, caught the last bit of available air in the autorotation mode and sank with a loud clanking sound onto the apron.

He pushed the collective down like he was making an autorotation and we crashed before I could stop it.

The place was as big as one of those warehouse club megastores and was packed wall-to-wall with Long Island office workers hot-wiring weekend self-images in Hathaway suits, with big-haired girls in sequined jackets and leggings, limbs jangling gold chains on the crashing backbeat of music that braced you like a high wind.

As the man plunged off his horse, something crashed against the backplate of her cuirass and hurled her, too, down amid the stamping hoofs.

As she settled snug against the jetty, with three ropes secured and the backspring in place, the accommodation ladder went sliding down into place with a loud crash.

Now, dealing with the appearance of Balam, their minds were in utter turmoil, fears, desires and thoughts all crashing into one another.