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crash-land

[krash-land]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to land (an aircraft), under circumstances in which a normal landing is impossible, in such a way that damage to the aircraft is unavoidable.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to crash-land an aircraft.
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Origin of crash-land

First recorded in 1940–45; crash1 + land
Related formscrash-land·ing, noun
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Related Words

smash, plunge, hurtle, collapse, tumble, ditch, dive, drop, collide, bump, slip, meet, topple, overturn, sprawl, upset, lurch, pancake, pitch, overbalance

British Dictionary definitions for crash-land

crash-land

verb
  1. to land (an aircraft) in an emergency causing damage or (of an aircraft) to land in this way
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Derived Formscrash-landing, noun
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