crash into

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crash into (someone or something)

To collide with someone or something, often violently. Another driver ignored a red light and crashed into us in the middle of the intersection. He didn't see the dining room table and crashed right into it.
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crash into someone or something

to bump or ram into someone or something accidentally or roughly. The student crashed into the door when it opened suddenly. The car crashed into a bus.
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Instead of lamenting how readily the tips of their scanning tunneling microscopes (STMs) crash into and damage underlying samples, a group of researchers has figured out how to exploit those crashes to build precise, atom-scale structures, including fences made of straight lines of silver atoms.