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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 the urgency of a submarine’s crash-dive ordered in extreme danger; crash-dive dates from about 1918]


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