Definitions

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  • adj. Before a collision involving a vehicle.
  • adj. Before a financial crash.

Etymologies

pre- +‎ crash (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Prices are now stabilizing, although industry experts say that they likely won't return to astronomical precrash levels.

    The L.A. Art Boom

  • Although the Silicon Valley economy is vibrant, values of commercial properties there and in many other suburban markets still haven't returned to precrash levels as they have in some of the nation's largest cities.

    Mission West Again Hangs 'For Sale' Sign

  • Echoing comments from rival Charles Schwab Corp., Mr. Gerber said cash as a percentage of client assets is "essentially back to precrash levels of around 16%."

    TD Ameritrade Quarterly Profit Up 5.6%

  • Plastic prices are at precrash levels, according to research firm Freedonia Group.

    How You Should Talk So the IRS Will Listen

  • "Most people are cautiously optimistic that it's going to get better, but we're not seeing precrash levels -- and we won't for a long time," he says.

    C'mon, Get Happy: Advertisers Want Consumers To Lighten Up

  • But since the broader U.S. stock market bottomed in March 2009, the sector has been making a slow recovery, though shares of most firms are still well below their precrash levels.

    Fund Firms' Stocks Rebound From Lows

  • They have reasons to be cautious, of course, While the market is up almost 70% in the past 12 months, many mutual funds are still below their precrash peak.

    Bull Market? Stock Funds' Flows Don't Show It

  • Exchanges decided to cancel any trades executed at prices 60% or more away from precrash levels; ETFs, which account for barely one-tenth of all exchange-traded securities, represented about 70% of those with canceled trades.

    Danger: Falling ETFs

  • Losing all the precrash content, especially on a Friday, though, is not so good. jayackroyd

    Oops - Swampland - TIME.com

  • But during the giddy precrash era, that track record gave little pause to Citi or others.

    Citigroup's Bad Boy

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