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CRASH 1. n. A sudden, usually drastic failure. Most often said of the
system (q.v., definition #1), sometimes of magnetic disk drives.
"Three lusers lost their files in last night's disk crash."
A disk crash which entails the read/write heads dropping onto the
surface of the disks and scraping off the oxide may also be referred
to as a "head crash". 2. v. To fail suddenly. "Has the
system just crashed?" Also used transitively to indicate the
cause of the crash (usually a person or a program, or both).
"Those idiots playing spacewar crashed the system."
Sometimes said of people. See GRONK OUT.