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slang Serious or severe, perhaps to an overwhelming degree. That war movie was way too intense—I had to turn it off. Whoa, that accident sounds intense! Are you OK?

crash course (in something)

a short and intense training course in something. I took a crash course in ballroom dancing so we wouldn't look stupid on the dance floor.
See also: course, crash

crash course

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


mod. serious; heavy. Oh, wow! Now that’s what I call intense!
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Though Wordsworth's gloss on the poem emphasizes the "moment when the intenseness of his mind is beginning to remit," the poetic lines obscure that lapse.
Unlike knowledge of arthritis and other chronic pain conditions the general public only knows that fibromyalgia causes some kind of pain but they have no idea the intenseness of the pain or severity of other symptoms that are part of the fibromyalgia spectrum.
How wonderful, then, must have been the power of that mind which, verifying its own grand conception of the Poet, seized both the external world and the world of Fancy, and with an ease, which has not left the slightest mark of labour, made the sauciness of Satire, the playfulness of Fancy, and the intenseness of Sentiment, unite in the most perfect harmony
First, he says (following the classical tradition), a friend must be a good or a virtuous person--a bad person could never exercise true charity; second, a friend must be good-natured or have a ' liberal, sweet, obliging temper' in order to love his friend with an intenseness of affection; third, true friends must enjoy a ' likeness of disposition' or an ' agreeableness of humours', otherwise their friendship is unlikely to endure; and fourth, true friends must be 'few in Number', because 'tis impossible our love can be very intense when divided among many' ('Letter', p.
She hates him with an intensive intenseness and yet I think he's cute.
One of the big things coach Pettibone instilled in me was the recruiting process, and the work ethic that it takes to recruit, and the other factors, as far as trying to get a team ready every week, coming off a couple of lean years, and the intenseness of the rivalry with Oregon," Hoke said.