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crash-land

[krash-land] /ˈkræʃˈlænd/
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.
verb (used without object)
2.
to crash-land an aircraft.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; crash1 + land
Related forms
crash-landing, noun
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  • He managed to crash-land his craft, breaking his back in the process.
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
Derived Forms
crash-landing, noun
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