Translation of crash in Spanish:


estrépito, n.

Pronunciation /kræʃ//kraʃ/


  • 1

    (loud noise)
    estrépito masculine
    she dropped the plates with a crash se le cayeron los platos con gran estrépito
    • there was a tremendous crash of thunder se oyó un trueno espantoso
    • the crash of the waves el romper de las olas
    • I heard a loud crash as something broke against the wall.
    • Still holding on to the back of my seat he fell as I pushed it back, landing on the ground with a crash as the chair fell and knocked into the table.
    • Between each crash of the waves, there was a boat zooming by.
    • She heard loud crashes coming from the room down the hall and she assumed that was where Mary was.
    • The class jumped as a loud crash echoed through the hallways.
    • A hammer flew across the basement and landed with a crash on the pile.
    • The contents of her backpack spilled out, many items breaking with a resounding crash as a result.
    • Della's reconstruction was interrupted by a loud crash of thunder.
    • Neighbours said they were woken by loud bangs and crashes.
    • Just as he was about to open his mouth to speak, there was a loud crash, followed by the screeching of the train's breaks.
    • As we approached I saw huge flashes of fork lightning and heard the loudest thunder crashes I have ever heard.
    • James replied sharply, yelling over the crash of waves and thunder alike.
    • The recorder captured the sounds of loud thumps, crashes, shouts, and breaking glasses and plates.
    • When I heard glass break and crashes in the store downstairs, I went down the stairs to investigate.
    • Everyone at the table winced as they heard the bathroom door slam, and a crash as something fell.
    • Her words were broken off abruptly by a loud crash from a room in the apartment.
    • I was just dosing off the sleep when I heard a loud crash of thunder.
    • Immediately, with a great crash, the picture fell to the floor!
    • The plates in Hailey's hands dropped with a crash on the floor.
    • Suddenly, they hear a crash of thunder and see a flicker of lightening.
  • 2

    (collision, accident)
    accidente masculine
    choque masculine
    plane/car crash accidente aéreo/de automóvil
    • we were in a crash tuvimos un accidente
    • The accident was the latest in a string of crashes where cars have careered off the road near the green.
    • However, the former mountain bike professional admitted afterwards it was a case of the bravest survived on a slippery circuit which saw countless crashes and numerous falls.
    • He survived 28 crashes and shot down 40 German planes in just three months in the First World War.
    • In other words, he was not in charge of maneuvering the aircraft when the crash occurred.
    • I don't get people who sit back and rack up the dollars, charging for interviews after they survive a plane crash.
    • Another possibility was a crash on landing caused by failure of landing gear and brakes.
    • Tributes were paid yesterday to young sweethearts who were killed in a horrific car crash at an accident blackspot.
    • So far this year, a total of 41 people have been killed in road crashes in North Yorkshire, compared to last year's total toll of 80.
    • Speed has been determined to be one of the most common contributing factors in vehicle crashes.
    • A soldier lost control of his Army vehicle and caused a crash, a court heard.
    • A mother who survived a plane crash in the African bush is now helping educate a teenage girl she befriended as she recovered from her injuries.
    • A level crossing keeper has been suspended after yesterday's rail crash in Lincolnshire.
    • He survived the crash by landing in ‘the biggest sand dune in the desert.’
    • Two children and a teenager were fighting for their lives today after separate road crashes involving buses.
    • According to authorities in Montrose, he remains unaccounted for after his seat was ripped from the aircraft during the crash.
    • Well, we're going to figure out what caused a fiery plane crash in Colorado.
    • It seems that the majority of vehicle crashes can be avoided by minor changes in driver behavior.
    • The group has helped victims from more than 100 aviation crashes.
    • Police are keen to speak to any witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw either vehicle before the crash.
    • The fire was partially worsened by the inexperienced local fire personnel who have little or no training in aircraft crashes.
    • The outcome of a fatal accident inquiry investigating a fatal helicopter crash in Orkney has been delayed.
    • As is usual in the case of an aircraft crash, many unidentifiable small pieces of aluminum and steel also surfaced.
    • A high-speed head-on car crash claimed the lives of a teenager and two elderly women, an inquest heard.
    • They say that 70 percent of all air crashes occur during landing.
    • Additionally, 54 % of all alcohol-related fatal crashes happened on weekends.
    • He's been gored by an elephant and survived a plane crash.
    • High speed crashes, often accompanied by fire or explosions, hindered identification of bodies.
    • One person was killed and another six seriously injured in two crashes on the A64 yesterday.
    • He too gave evidence at the Board of Inquiry today, telling of how he believed he was thrown from the aircraft after the crash.
    • Deaths by unintentional violence were those by accidental means, such as drowning and aircraft crashes.
    • Jack, and 47 others, survives a plane crash on a remote Pacific island.
    • Most air crashes occur when a bird hits the windshield or is inducted into the engine.
    • A police officer was taken to hospital after the police car he was travelling in was involved in a crash with two other vehicles.
    • In the Netherlands, hundreds of vehicles were involved in crashes, but no fatalities were reported.
    • In the meantime, Monday's seaplane crash left many families in mourning right before Christmas.
    • A pilot battled to avoid a plane crash as his stricken aircraft circled over Colchester
    • The mother of a woman who died in a car crash near Scarborough today paid tribute to her loving, caring daughter.
    • My parents were taken to the accident and emergency department after a car crash near the motorway.
    • The moment you walk away unscathed from a car crash is, I can attest, a euphoric experience.
    • The cars run closely together in big packs, making an enormous crash nearly inevitable.
  • 3

    (financial failure)
    crac masculine
    crack masculine
    the Wall Street crash el crac(k) de Wall Street
    • a bank crash la quiebra de un banco

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(smash)

      he crashed the car tuvo un accidente con el coche
      • to crash sth into sth
      • he crashed his car/bike into the car in front (iba en el coche/la moto y) chocó con el coche de delante

    • 1.2(make a noise)

      hacer ruido con
      she crashed the cymbals together hizo sonar los platillos
      • Thunder crashed again as another bolt of lightning lit up the dark sky.
      • The thunder crashed once again, even louder than before.
      • The winds blew hard, and the thunder crashed in the midst of the howling.
      • The thunder and lightning boomed and crashed above them for a while and then it started to rain.
      • Lightning flashed outside, and thunder crashed through the house.
      • Thunder crashes above my head, I jump in slight fright, but reassure myself and keep walking.
      • Thunder crashed into the building and the lights turned off.
      • The wind howled and thunder crashed, disrupting his thoughts.
      • Thunder crashed, louder than ever, and he felt a flutter of fear hit his stomach.
      • I once heard Mahler's Resurrection Symphony on a vertical Alpine train as a thunderstorm crashed all around.
      • They could hear the heavy rain pounding down on the rooftop and the thunder crashing.
      • Daisy woke the next morning to an empty living room and the sound of thunder crashing outside her house.
      • In a rare moment in the Arizona desert it poured, thunder crashed, and lighting flashed.
      • It was now raining pretty hard, and thunder was crashing loudly above the house.
      • As they made their way towards the pub on the corner the thunder crashed again, almost overhead this time and the rain lashed down harder than before, causing the couple to break into a run.
      • People shrieked when the thunder crashed loudly and the rain began to pour.
      • The game thundered along at a stunning pace as waves of noise crashed down from the stands.
      • Outside, thunder crashed, though there were few clouds in the day sky.
      • Then the heavens opened, Hades bellowed, the thunder crashed, the water splashed, and a wall of rain came at us.
      • The thunder crashes outside, and the windows blow open.

  • 2informal

    to crash a party colarse en una fiesta informal
    • Everyone sprawled in a loose circle and he felt like an adult crashing a slumber party.
    • The first night we went to this club that it just felt like we were crashing a bad highschool party.
    • Alex told me that Regina tried to crash the party and there was a rumor that she brandished a gun.
    • If you show up in scruffy jeans and a T-shirt they won't kick you out, but, if you are the kind to feel self-conscious, you may feel like you've crashed the wrong party.
    • When her expectations are sadly disappointed, she crashes a chic Montreal party and desperately tries to fit in.
    • After an unsuccessful attempt to crash the band's after party and meet their idols in person, the boys have a near death experience.
    • They had more important things to do than crash the party.
    • I have a hunch she's going to try and crash this party too.
    • Nearly 3000 people are reported to have tried to crash the high society party to celebrate the marriage.
    • Sometimes it feels like crashing a private party, especially where it seems like all the commenters know each other and you're not sure whether you should pipe up.
    • I ended up having my very own cabin for approximately a half hour, before the party was crashed by two young Mexican women.
    • Grounded for the evening, the two sisters sneak out and decide to crash a party.
    • I was forced to crash a birthday party on Saturday night.
    • Both feature a young woman named Melinda crashing a dinner party.
    • A few months back I crashed a party at the offices of a Brighton firm that shares a building with Victoria Real.
    • We crashed his party and sang until the sun came up.
    • Backes was arrested on Saturday when he crashed a party on Pelham Boulevard that was hosted by a St. Thomas student.
    • But if you want to know, I crashed a party and met a hot girl.
    • After leaving that party, we crashed a party down the street, then headed to Chelsea, where we went to a couple bars and crashed another party.
    • To my surprise, the door was unlocked, so crashing the party was pretty easy.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(collide)

      to crash into sth estrellarse / chocar contra algo
      • Forced to slam on her own brakes as the vehicles immediately ahead crashed into the carnage, Sonya braced herself for impact.
      • A popular Hampshire club cricketer died after crashing his car while double the drink-drive limit following a night out with friends.
      • An army rifleman based in Warminster has been banned from driving for three months after crashing his car into a lamppost.
      • A motorist had a lucky escape after crashing his car into a house and almost ending up in a pond in Southwick on Wednesday.
      • A teenage driver killed his 16-year-old friend and then ran off after crashing a stolen car in Stanwell.
      • The four are accused of intentionally crashing their car into a motorbike, killing a teenager.
      • As detectives closed in during an undercover operation, he crashed his car into a police vehicle.
      • A 19-year-old man told police he had been taken at gunpoint from Manchester city centre, made to take drugs and then crashed his vehicle.
      • As the lorry crashed into two cars and came to a halt, Mr Whaley jumped into the cab and cut the engine, while one of his colleagues called an ambulance.
      • The soldiers' vehicle crashed into a wall after the shooting.
      • Other times, vehicles crash into the riverside railings.
      • A bus crashed into a moving train at around 1 pm, killing six people on the spot and injuring nine others.
      • He jumped in fright, swerved and nearly crashed the cab.
      • His car had crashed into two parked vehicles, and he had been shot in the head and neck.
      • Officers investigating the tragedy said the car crashed into a tree and no other vehicle was involved.
      • Salem Police say the man set fire to several patrol cars, then crashed his pickup truck into the Marion County Courthouse yesterday.
      • A mother who crashed her car while more than five-and-a-half times the drink drive limit has walked free from court.
      • A drunken motorist nearly crashed his car into a police vehicle before running away and leaving his baby lying next to the front seat.
      • Abraham injured his left knee and ankle when his motorcycle crashed into two men riding a bicycle.
      • A drink-driver was caught by police after crashing his car into a garden.
      • He crashed his motorcycle into the side of a car that swerved in front of him as he was trying to pass on a road north of Hamburg.
      • ‘I crashed my bike and I didn't wear the helmet that day, so I had to stay in hospital for a week to recover,’ he recalls.
      • I was unable to stop in time and my car crashed into the other vehicle.
      • Only recently a vehicle crashed into the fence at the corner of the junction.
      • The next thing I remember is a big bang when her car crashed into mine.
      • Police are looking for information after a stolen car was crashed and abandoned into Kirkwall's Peerie Sea.
      • Firefighters were called into action after a car crashed into a parked vehicle and two people were hurt.
      • Hundreds of holidaymakers trying to reach Heathrow Airport were left stranded when a lorry crashed into a railway bridge, spilling its contents on to the tracks below.
      • Christopher died when he crashed the bike he was riding into a steel fencing chain on a car park at the back of the Reebok Stadium, Horwich, at around 7.30 pm on Sunday.
      • Running a red light, the young man's car crashes into a vehicle driven by a woman.
      • My dad laughed so much he almost crashed the car.
      • He died after his van crashed into a rubbish truck.
      • A nurse on her way to work on New Year's Eve was killed with her husband when two men driving a stolen car crashed into their vehicle.
      • The car crashed into a wall at the front of a house at 4.35 pm on Saturday.
      • They then drove across the playing pitch and crashed the stolen vehicle into the club's changing rooms.
      • Police, firefighters and paramedics who were sent to the scene were amazed that no-one was seriously hurt when a van crashed into one of the fuel pumps and set the forecourt alight.
      • Awakened in the night, he learned that his long-time friend had crashed his vehicle into a lamp-post, and had died with two passengers.
      • High winds are thought to be responsible for a double-decker bus crashing through a barrier and into a ditch today.
      • If you use a mobile phone and you crash your car you are likely to be prosecuted.
      • It didn't blow up, but it stopped almost instantly, and two other vehicles crashed into the back of it.

    • 1.2(make loud noise)

      (thunder) retumbar
      the dishes crashed to the floor los platos se cayeron al suelo estrepitosamente
      • the ceiling came crashing down on them el techo se les derrumbó encima

    • 1.3Finance

      (shares) caer a pique
      (shares) colapsar
      Wall Street crashed in 1929 en 1929 hubo un crac(k) en la bolsa de Nueva York
      • I am now in my early fifties and fear that shares may crash in the year when I retire. Any suggestions?
      • As the third world countries are largely oil importers, these bonds crash in value, increasing the cost of servicing old debt.
      • Such a scenario would evoke the end of the last big property boom in the early 1990s, when housing prices crashed.
      • In 2000 she boasted a paper fortune of £40 million but after the company's share price crashed, that was cut to £9 million.
      • Share prices rose on the promise of profits and then crashed.
      • Shortly after my parents got a divorce, the business crashed, and with it, his money diminished.
      • By March 2003, the company's share price had crashed to an all-time low of $12.40.
      • Have they no fear that the housing market is about to crash, and their shares may halve in value?
      • Over this period, pension funds saw the value of their assets crash, since they invest largely in shares.
      • Not long after that the dollar rose and the business crashed.
      • With the average Welsh house price at 7 times my wages I am fervently hoping that prices crash, as are most of my friends.
      • What investors need to remember is that all companies can crash, and the value of every share can effectively go to zero.
      • In the last upturn, too much capacity came on line at once and prices crashed.
      • The big question now is whether art prices will crash in 2002.
      • Losses were racked up, the dividend was axed and the shares crashed.
      • At the end of the decade, the business crashed with debts of £100,000.
      • So, if your company's share price has crashed, you can take the money and lose nothing.
      • That news sent its to shares crashing below 160p.
      • And just when investors thought it had run out of people to blame, it blamed its own shareholders for panicking when the shares crashed.
      • No wonder the shares crashed and pulled the rest of the market with them.

  • 2informal

    (spend the night)
    quedarse a dormir
    can I crash at your place? ¿puedo quedarme a dormir en tu casa?
  • 3

    • The national air traffic control computer system crashed at 6am, and flights were being operated manually by air traffic controllers.
    • At least once a week, I'd get a panicked call from him just before lunch that the laptop had crashed.
    • The computer system crashes on a regular basis (I work it out to be about twice a week at the moment).
    • My computer crashed recently and we had to buy a new one.
    • Some owners complained that their systems were crashing during game play, sometimes with error messages popping up.


  • 1

    (course) intensivo
    (program) de choque
    • Too lazy to read the book, I took a crash course in the films.
    • While the crash course is just for adults, for all the remaining courses, there are separate packages for adults and children.
    • The officers wanted to attend a naval conference in Berlin and were looking for a linguist who could give them a crash course in German.
    • Doing those sort of those outdoor activities, it's a bit like a crash course in getting in touch with nature.
    • January, it's the month of crash diets and New Year's Resolutions.
    • At least you know where you stand with a crash diet.
    • After a crash course on the catwalk, those that measured up strutted the stuff of top African designers.
    • The demand, ironically made by parents as well, is for crash courses.
    • Well I'm back on the crash diet of fruit and water again, but this time I'm determined.
    • On our second meeting, Hien introduced me to her parents-in-law, and I was immediately given a crash course in Vietnamese table manners.
    • There's still time to book onto a swimming crash course.
    • But he also needs to take a crash course on the history of freedom.
    • The one-on-one sessions did more than give executives a crash course on the Web.
    • Often, the recommended course isn't a crash diet but a commitment to a long-term change in eating habits.
    • Following American advice, the Scottish experts have stressed that most obese children should not be encouraged to undergo crash diets.
    • After a crash course on German the night prior to the interview, Nikki was offered the internship and will travel to Sydney soon to further her study of the German language.
    • Anyone who applies for a learners' licence has to undergo an hour-long crash course in road safety.
    • A woman saved the life of her baby granddaughter only days after learning life-saving skills following a crash course in first aid at her local pub.
    • She urged those planning to lose weight not to go on a crash diet but to eat three balanced, healthy meals each day, cut out fatty foods and take regular exercise.
    • He enrolled in a crash course in Mandarin and headed to Shanghai, alone and unsure of exactly how things would work out.


  • 1

    to go crash into sth estrellarse estrepitosamente contra algo
    • Crash went the waves on the rocks.
    • And as the boy was stooping over the open chest, crash went the lid down.
    • The elephant first tried to sleep in a crib just like your baby cousin John has - and then it went crash.


  • 1

    ¡patapum! informal