- The sound of a violent impact.
- I could hear the screech of the brakes, then the horrible of cars colliding.
- (context, colloquial, outside US) A traffic accident.
- The driver and two passengers were badly injured in the .
- (context, colloquial, entertainment) Something very successful.
- This new show of mine is sure to be a .
- (context, tennis) A very hard overhead shot hit sharply downward.
- A may not be as pretty as a good half volley, but it can still win points.
verb (smashes, smashing, smashed)
- French: smash(fr)m
- Italian: smash(it)m
- To break (something brittle) violently.
- The demolition team smashed the buildings to rubble.
- The flying rock smashed the window to pieces.
- 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.
- (figurative) To ruin completely and suddenly.
- The news smashed any hopes of a reunion.
- (context, transitive, figurative) To defeat overwhelmingly.
- The Indians smashed the Yankees 22-0.
- To deform through continuous pressure.
- I slowly smashed the modeling clay flat with the palm of my hand.
- (intransitive) To be destroyed by being smashed.
- The crockery smashed as it hit the floor.
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