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crash course

noun
1.
a brief, intensive course of instruction, as to prepare one quickly for a test.
Also called cram course.
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Examples from the web for crash course
  • So veterans looking for a move into the commercial world often need a crash course in the basics.
  • We've been wanting to expand our horizons, though, and yesterday's session gave us a crash course in on-location flexibility.
  • Estimating big game weights: a crash course for the curious.
Contemporary definitions for crash course
noun

a fast, intensive training in or study of a subject, esp. on the basics; also called cram course

Examples

They took a crash course on French before the trip.

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Idioms and Phrases with crash course

crash course

A short, intensive training course, as in Daisy planned to take a crash course in cooking before she got married. [ ; mid-1900s ]
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