(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. collision, shock, smash, shattering; failure, collapse, downfall; burst, blast. See destruction, impulse, loudness.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A crashing sound]
Syn. clatter, clash, bang; see noise 1 .
2. [A collision]
Syn. wreck, accident, crackup; see collision 1 .
1. [To fall with a crash]
Syn. overturn, upset, break down, plunge, be hurled, pitch, topple, smash, dive, hurtle, plummet, land violently, lurch, sprawl, tumble, fall headlong, fall flat, drop, slip, collapse, precipitate oneself, come a cropper*, spin in*; see also fall 1 .
2. [To break into pieces]
Syn. shatter, smash, splinter, dash to pieces; see break 2 , smash .
3. [To make a crashing sound]
Syn. clatter, bang, smash; see sound 1 .
4. [To have a collision]
Syn. collide with, hit, strike, run together, run into, smash into, bump into, bang into, slam into, dash into, jostle, impact, bump, rear-end, sideswipe, butt, knock, punch, jar, jolt, go aground, hurtle into, crack up*, total*; see also hit 1 , 2 .
5. [To break down]
Syn. malfunction, shut down, fail; see break down 3 .
6. [*To sleep]
Syn. go to bed, bed down, stay over, bunk*; see dwell , lodge 2 , sleep .
7. [*To go uninvited]
Syn. invade, intrude, crash the gate*; see interrupt 2 , meddle 1 .
See Synonym Study at break .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. bang clatter, clangor, racket, din, blast, crack, thunder, boom.
2. collision smashup, wreck, impact, crack-up, pileup, accident, *wipeout, crunch, bump, *fender-bender, *rear-ending, *T-bone, *sideswipe.
3. bankruptcy financial collapse, failure, ruination.
1. bang clatter, clang, explode, blast, crack, thunder, boom.
2. smash impact, wreck, shatter, total, crack up, disintegrate, collide, bump, jolt, blindside, tumble, *go end over end, *go ass over teakettle, *plow into, ditch, *go down in flames.
3. gobankrupt fail, collapse, *go belly up.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To undergo wrecking: smash. Informal: crack up, pile up. See HELP. 2. To come together or come up against with force: bump, collide. See CONFLICT. 3. To strike, set down, or close in such a way as to make a loud noise: bang1, clap, slam, whack. See SOUNDS. 4. To strike together with a loud, harsh noise: clash, smash. See SOUNDS. 5. To undergo sudden financial failure: break, bust, collapse, fail, go under. Informal: fold. Idioms: go belly up, go bust, go on the rocks, go to the wall. See MONEY. 6. Slang. To go to bed: bed (down), retire. Informal: turn in. Slang: flop. Idioms: call it a night, hit the hay (or sack). See AWARENESS. II noun 1. A loud striking together: clash, smash. See SOUNDS. 2. A forceful movement causing a loud noise: bang, slam, smash, wham. See STRIKE. 3. A wrecking of a vehicle: smash, smashup, wreck. Informal: crack-up, pileup. See HELP. 4. Violent forcible contact between two or more things: bump, collision, concussion, impact, jar, jolt, percussion, shock1, smash. See CONFLICT. 5. An abrupt disastrous failure: breakdown, collapse, debacle, smash, smashup, wreck. See MONEY. III adjective Informal. Designed to meet emergency needs as quickly as possible: Informal: hurry-up, rush. See FAST.

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