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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?
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


mod. serious; heavy. Oh, wow! Now that’s what I call intense!
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We should not, Babbitt cautioned, assume that the purpose of "whirling machinery" is "merely to serve as point of departure for a still intenser activity" (LAC, 262).
One glimpsed a nobility in Pike's delivery, a heroism defiant to the end; baritonal timbres brought crushed sorrow, and intenser tones conveyed inner mental despair.
Once upon a time the fruits of living in an age of liberation were variously supposed to be life more abundant, deeper insight, intenser feeling, "love's coming of age" Some of these goals may sometimes have been attained by some people: life is complicated.
"Today we started with an intenser sense of adventure," she writes in a journal of her tour of the Western front: "Hitherto we had always been told beforehand where we were going and how much we were to be allowed to see; but now we were being launched into the unknown" (p.
He thought there was an unknown energy flaring down out of the light towers, some intenser working of the earth, and it isolated the players and the grass and the chalk-rolled lines from anything he'd ever seen or imagined.
Eden's comment that apostrophes "'almost always arise from some intenser feeling in the context"' (qtd.
Seeing his country transformed by "the great mechanical energies - coal, iron, steam," he expressed his dislocation with special energies of his own: "Not a Polish Jew fresh from Warsaw or Cracow - not a furtive Yacoob or Ysaac still reeking of the Ghetto, snarling a weird Yiddish to the officers of the customs - but had a keener instinct, an intenser energy, and a freer hand than he - American of Americans, with Heaven knew how many Puritans and Patriots behind him, and an education that had cost a civil war.
I began to cast about for some way to blame her for my own lack of intenser desire; I watched her for subtle indications of "putting me off," as though she were responsible for extruding an aura around herself, like a seducing Circe, but in reverse, a cloud of unexcitement that neutralized her beauty's effect.
sun pleasurable), and the intenser hot sun of midday which can be painful, they call nat taendabiy (lit.
Bridges wrote of his friend Dolben, what could also be said of Hopkins, |he had a much intenser poetic temperament than I.
Perkins shows that Nag Hammadi texts adapt the notion of a sleeping Logos from such authors as Philo, Plutarch, and Alcinous/Albinus, but do not follow them in seeing the beauty of the visible world as a foretaste of an intenser quality in the upper realm.
The heavens of America appear infinitely higher, the sky is bluer, the air is fresher, the cold is intenser, the moon looks larger, the stars are brighter, the thunder is louder, the lightning is vivider, the wind is stronger, the rain is heavier, the mountains are higher, the rivers longer, the forests bigger, the plains broader." This statement will do at least to set against Buffon's account of this part of the world and its productions.
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Pursuing Hardy's "delicate artistry" further, into an examination of "Logs on the Hearth," an elegy for his beloved younger sister Mary, and with that "intenser / Stare of the mind" ("In Front of the Landscape") which is Hardy's own, Maxwell dwells on the "once vital body" of the felled tree which is "innocent of any blame that might have brought about its demise," as she so eloquently puts it.
154: the world seems bared of its covering and given an intenser life.