crash course

crash course
noun
a rapid and intense course of training or research (usually undertaken in an emergency)
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he took a crash course in Italian on his way to Italy

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his first job was a crash course in survival and in learning how to get along with people

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a crash programme is needed to create new jobs

Hypernyms: ↑course of study, ↑program, ↑programme, ↑curriculum, ↑syllabus

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a brief, intensive course of instruction, as to prepare one quickly for a test. Also called cram course.

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crash course noun
A short-lasting but intensive programme of instruction
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Main Entry:crash

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crash course UK US noun [countable] [singular crash course plural crash courses]
a course of study in which you are taught a lot about a subject in a short time
Thesaurus: courses of studyhyponym

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noun, pl ⋯ courses [count]
: a class in which a lot of information is taught in a short period of time

Before her trip, she took a crash course in Russian culture and history at the local university.

— sometimes used figuratively

Taking care of his sister's children was a crash course in parenting for him.


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