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.
An intense and extraordinary effort to a specific end: Getting the refugees housed needed a crash program
[1940s+; fr the urgency of a submarine’s crash-dive ordered in extreme danger; crash-dive dates from about 1918]
[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
- Crash the gate
Gain admittance, as to a party or concert, without being invited or without paying. For example, The concert was outdoors, but heavy security prevented anyone from crashing the gate. This term originally applied to persons getting through the gate at sports events without buying tickets. By the 1920s it was extended to being an uninvited […]