1 sudden loud noise
ADJ. almighty, deafening, great, loud, thunderous | distant | sickening, terrible There was a sickening crash as her head hit the ground.
VERB + CRASH hear
PREP. with a ~ The plates fell to the floor with an almighty crash. | ~ of a distant crash of thunder
PHRASES a crash of thunder, the crash of the waves
2 car/plane, etc. accident
ADJ. horrific, major, serious a major air crash | fatal | head-on | high-speed | car, coach, helicopter, plane, train | air, motorway, rail, road
VERB + CRASH cause
CRASH + VERB happen, occur | involve sth a crash involving two cars and a lorry | kill sb | claim sth The crash claimed three lives.
CRASH + NOUN victim | site | landing | barrier
PREP. in a/the ~ He was killed in a train crash.
3 business failure
ADJ. financial | bank, property, stock market the stock market crash of 1987
PREP. ~ in a crash in share prices