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smash

Noun

1 a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head" [syn: knock, bash, bang, belt]
2 a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles) [syn: smash-up]
3 a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head [syn: overhead]
4 the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line" [syn: crash]
5 a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang" [syn: hit, smasher, strike, bang] adv : with a loud crash; "the car went smash through the fence" [syn: smashingly]

Verb

1 hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer" [syn: nail, boom, blast]
2 break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate" [syn: dash]
3 reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him" [syn: bankrupt, ruin, break]
4 hit violently; "She smashed her car against the guard rail"
5 humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her" [syn: crush, demolish]
6 damage or destroy as if by violence; "The teenager banged up the car of his mother" [syn: bang up, smash up]
7 hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke
8 collide or strike violently and suddenly; "The motorcycle smashed into the guard rail"
9 overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful); "The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off"
10 break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow; "The window smashed"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The sound of a violent impact.
    I could hear the screech of the brakes, then the horrible smash of cars colliding.
  2. In the context of "colloquial|outside US": A traffic accident.
    The driver and two passengers were badly injured in the smash.
  3. In the context of "colloquial|entertainment": Something very successful.
    This new show of mine is sure to be a smash.
  4. In the context of "tennis": A very hard overhead shot hit sharply downward.
    A smash may not be as pretty as a good half volley, but it can still win points.

Synonyms

  • (sound of a violent impact): crash
  • (colloquial: traffic accident): crash
  • (colloquial: something very successful): smash hit

Translations

sound of a violent impact
colloquial: traffic accident
colloquial: something very successful
  • Finnish: hitti
in tennis
  • Croatian: smeč
  • Czech: smeč
  • French: smash
  • Italian: smash

Verb

  1. To break (something brittle) violently.
    The demolition team smashed the buildings to rubble.
    The flying rock smashed the window to pieces.
  2. To hit extremely hard.
    He smashed his head against the table
    Bonds smashed the ball 467 feet, the second longest home run in the history of the park.
  3. To ruin completely and suddenly.
    The news smashed any hopes of a reunion.
  4. In the context of "transitive|figurative": To defeat overwhelmingly.
    The Indians smashed the Yankees 22-0.
  5. To deform through continuous pressure.
    I slowly smashed the modeling clay flat with the palm of my hand.
  6. To be destroyed by being smashed.
    The crockery smashed as it hit the floor.

Synonyms

Translations

to break violently
hit extremely hard
figuratively: to ruin completely and suddenly
  • Finnish: murskata
figuratively: to defeat overwhelmingly
  • Finnish: murskata
be destroyed by being smashed

French

Pronunciation

Noun

smash (plural: smashs or smashes)
  1. smash (in tennis)

Italian

Noun

smash (plural: smash)
  1. smash (in tennis)

Extensive Definition

Smash can be:
SMASH may refer to:
smash in Norwegian: Smash
smash in Finnish: Smash

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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