Slang. a place to sleep or live temporarily and at no cost.
padding inside cars, tanks, or the like, for protecting passengers in the event of an accident, sudden stop, etc.
(slang) a place to sleep or live temporarily
A place to sleep or live for a day or so, esp for young people traveling about more or less aimlessly and with little money: discouraging intinerant filmmakers, homeless poets, and hangers-on of all kinds from using the room as a crash pad (1960s+ Counterculture)
A free, temporary lodging place, as in The company maintains several crash pads for employees from out-of-town divisions. This expression originally referred to a place affording runaways, drug addicts, and the like somewhere to crash in the sense of “sleep.” In time it also was used more broadly, as in the example. [ ; 1960s ]
noun 1. a plan of action entailing rapid and intensive production, growth, or the like, undertaken to meet a deadline or solve a pressing problem: a crash program to develop a new fighter plane. noun phrase An intense and extraordinary effort to a specific end: Getting the refugees housed needed a crash program [1940s+; fr […]
[krash-proof] /ˈkræʃˌpruf/ adjective 1. (of a vehicle) resistant to damage and as safe as possible for the occupants in the event of a . 2. that cannot be smashed or broken.
- Crash team
noun 1. a medical team with special equipment able to be mobilized quickly to treat cardiac arrest
verb 1. (transitive) to test (a new product) for safety and reliability by finding out its breaking point under pressure, heat, etc verb to deliberately crash a new vehicle as a quality test of its ability to withstand impact