Complete Definition of "smash"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-smash.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æÊ|-æÊ

Noun
en-noun|smashes

  1. The sound of a violent impact.

#: I could hear the screech of the brakes, then the horrible smash of cars colliding.

  1. context|colloquial|outside US A traffic accident.

#:The driver and two passengers were badly injured in the smash.

  1. context|colloquial|entertainment Something very successful.

#:This new show of mine is sure to be a smash.

  1. context|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
trans-top|sound of a violent impact
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trans-top|colloquial: traffic accident
Finnish: mälli (slang)
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trans-top|colloquial: something very successful
Finnish: t+|fi|hitti
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trans-top|in tennis
Croatian: t-|hr|smeÄ|m
French: t+|fr|smash|m
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Italian: t+|it|smash|m
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Verb
en-verb|smashes|smashing|smashed

  1. To break (something brittle) violently.

#:The demolition team smashed the buildings to rubble.
#:The flying rock smashed the window to pieces.

  1. 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.

  1. figurative To ruin completely and suddenly.

#:The news smashed any hopes of a reunion.

  1. context|transitive|figurative To defeat overwhelmingly.

#:The Indians smashed the Yankees 22-0.

  1. US To deform through continuous pressure.

#: I slowly smashed the modeling clay flat with the palm of my hand.

  1. intransitive To be destroyed by being smashed.

#:The crockery smashed as it hit the floor.

Synonyms
(break violently): dash, shatter
(hit extremely hard): pound, thump, wallop
(ruin completely and suddenly): dash
(defeat overwhelmingly): slaughter, trounce
(be destroyed by being smashed): shatter

Translations
trans-top|to break violently
Finnish: murskata, pirstoa
French: t+|fr|fracasser
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Telugu: నాశనఠà°à±à°¯à± (naaSanaM cEyu)
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trans-top|hit extremely hard
Finnish: jysäyttää, mäiskäistä
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Telugu: బాదౠ(baadu)
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trans-top|figuratively: to ruin completely and suddenly
Finnish: murskata
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trans-top|figuratively: to defeat overwhelmingly
Finnish: murskata
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trans-top|be destroyed by being smashed
Finnish: murskautua
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Related terms
go to smash
smash and grab
smash hit
smash into
smash up
smashed
smashing

Category:1000 English basic words
Category:English ergative verbs


French

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /smaÊ/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /smaS/

Noun
smash m (plural: smashs or smashes)

  1. smash (in tennis)

Italian

Noun
smash m (plural: smash)

  1. smash (in tennis)

Category:Onomatopoeia

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