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crash

  

      n  
1    bang, boom, clang, clash, clatter, clattering, din, racket, smash, smashing, thunder  
      vb  
2    break, break up, dash to pieces, disintegrate, fracture, fragment, shatter, shiver, smash, splinter  
3    come a cropper     (informal)   dash, fall, fall headlong, give way, hurtle, lurch, overbalance, pitch, plunge, precipitate oneself, sprawl, topple  
4    bang, bump (into), collide, crash-land     (an aircraft)   drive into, have an accident, hit, hurtle into, plough into, run together, wreck  
      n  
5    accident, bump, collision, jar, jolt, pile-up     (informal)   prang     (informal)   smash, smash-up, thud, thump, wreck  
6    bankruptcy, collapse, debacle, depression, downfall, failure, ruin, smash  
      vb  
7    be ruined, collapse, fail, fold, fold up, go belly up     (informal)   go broke     (informal)   go bust     (informal)   go to the wall, go under, smash  
      adj  
8      (of a course of studies, etc.)   emergency, immediate, intensive, round-the-clock, speeded-up, telescoped, urgent  
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cash, crass, crush, clash

Collaborative Dictionary     English Thesaurus
n.
used figuratively, a train crash means something disastrously bad
'this train crash of a policy'
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment

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