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Definition of 'smash'

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  1. a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
       Synonyms: knock bash bang belt
  2. a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
       Synonyms: smash-up
  3. a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
       Synonyms: overhead
  4. the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: hit smasher strike bang


  1. hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
       Synonyms: nail boom blast
  2. break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate"
       Synonyms: dash
  3. reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: crush demolish
  6. damage or destroy as if by violence; "The teenager banged up the car of his mother"
       Synonyms: 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"


  1. with a loud crash; "the car went smash through the fence"
       Synonyms: smashingly

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