Meaning – The word crash, refers to the process of halting unexpectedly, in an irrecoverable manner. Sometimes, a software may experience a bug or glitch while running, and as a result, it may just quit out, without saving the data being worked on and also without any warning. This phenomenon is referred to as a crash.

A crash in a computer system may occur due to a known or unknown bug in the software, or a defect in one of the hardware components. Also, these crashes may or may not have a permanent solution.

In case of hardware, a replacement of the faulty component can fix the crash. As far as software is concerned, crashes can be fixed via patches released by the developers.

Example of usage“The gamer was waiting patiently for the game developers to announce a patch that would fix the nagging crashes that the game was currently experiencing.”