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an accident involving a vehicle, usually a serious one in which the vehicle is damaged or someone is hurt:
a serious accident in which one or more cars, trucks, or other vehicles hit something, or in which an aircraft hits the ground or another aircraft:
a loud noise that sounds as if it is caused by something violently breaking apart or hitting something else:
(of investments) to lose value, or (of a business) to lose money and be unable to continue to operate:
(of a vehicle on the ground) to hit another vehicle or a large object violently, or (of an aircraft) to fall and violently hit the ground, a building, etc., or hit another aircraft while flying:
a sudden serious fall in the value of something, for example, of shares or of a particular area of business:
A crash in China could also affect the global economy if the country"s demand for imports and raw materials drops sharply.
crash in sth The crash in the property market has led to many houses being repossessed by mortgage companies.
Most experts agree that the market crashed because of unbridled speculation, low margins, and a lack of government oversight.
The observed population outbreaks and subsequent crashes correspond, essentially, to the aphid population switching rapidly from one locally stable manifold to another.
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Oftentimes, these bubblelike episodes are followed by sharp downward movements in stock prices that resemble market crashes.
The effect of the sawtooth crashes upon the background profiles causes the island width to oscillate in time.