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smash

 (smăsh)
v. smashed, smash·ing, smash·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter. See Synonyms at break.
b. To render (something) into a mush or pulp, as by throwing or crushing: smashed the tomatoes against the wall. See Synonyms at crush.
2.
a. To strike with a heavy blow or impact: The boxer smashed his opponent in the ribs. The bulldozer smashed down the barricade.
b. Sports To hit (a ball, puck, or shuttlecock) in a forceful overhand stroke.
c. To cause to come into forceful contact with something: stood up and smashed his head against the cabinet door.
3. To crush or destroy completely: The army smashed the rebellion.
4. To surpass or outdo by a large margin: smashed the record for goals in a season.
v.intr.
1. To move and strike or collide suddenly, noisily, and violently: The car smashed into a tree.
2. To break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow or collision: The dish smashed when it hit the floor.
3. Sports To hit a ball, puck, or shuttlecock in a forceful overhand stroke.
4. To go bankrupt.
n.
1.
a. A heavy blow or collision: The smash knocked over the signpost.
b. Sports A forceful overhand stroke, as in tennis or badminton.
2. A violent breaking of something or the noise made by such breaking: There was a loud smash in the kitchen as the dishes fell off the shelf.
3.
a. Total defeat or destruction; ruin.
b. Financial failure; bankruptcy.
4.
a. A drink made of mint, sugar, soda water, and alcoholic liquor, usually brandy.
b. A soft drink made of crushed fruit.
5. Informal A resounding success: The play was a smash on Broadway.
adj. Informal
Of, relating to, or being a resounding success: a smash hit on Broadway.
adv.
With a sudden violent crash.

[Probably of imitative origin.]

smash′er n.

smash

(smæʃ)
vb
1. to break into pieces violently and usually noisily
2. (when: intr, foll by against, through, into, etc) to throw or crash (against) vigorously, causing shattering: he smashed the equipment; it smashed against the wall.
3. (tr) to hit forcefully and suddenly
4. (Tennis) (tr) tennis squash badminton to hit (the ball) fast and powerfully, esp with an overhead stroke
5. (Squash & Fives) (tr) tennis squash badminton to hit (the ball) fast and powerfully, esp with an overhead stroke
6. (Badminton) (tr) tennis squash badminton to hit (the ball) fast and powerfully, esp with an overhead stroke
7. (tr) to defeat or wreck (persons, theories, etc)
8. (Banking & Finance) (tr) to make bankrupt
9. (intr) to collide violently; crash
10. (Banking & Finance) (often foll by: up) to go bankrupt
11. smash someone's face in informal to beat someone severely
n
12. an act, instance, or sound of smashing or the state of being smashed
13. (Automotive Engineering) a violent collision, esp of vehicles
14. a total failure or collapse, as of a business
15. (Tennis) tennis squash badminton a fast and powerful overhead stroke
16. (Squash & Fives) tennis squash badminton a fast and powerful overhead stroke
17. (Badminton) tennis squash badminton a fast and powerful overhead stroke
18. informal
a. something having popular success
b. (in combination): smash-hit.
19. slang loose change; coins
adv
with a smash
[C18: probably from sm(ack2 + m)ash]
ˈsmashable adj

smash

(smæʃ)

v.t.
1. to break to pieces with violence and often with a crashing sound, as by striking, letting fall, or dashing against something; shatter.
2. to destroy or defeat completely; crush; ruin.
3. to hit or strike with force.
4. (in racket sports) to hit (a ball or shuttlecock) with a powerful, downward overhand stroke.
v.i.
5. to break to pieces from a violent blow or collision.
6. to dash with a shattering or crushing force or with great violence; crash (usu. fol. by against, into, through, etc.).
7. to be completely destroyed, defeated, or ruined.
n.
8. an act or instance of smashing or shattering.
9. the sound of such a smash.
10. a blow, hit, or slap.
11. a destructive collision, as between automobiles.
12. a smashed or shattered condition.
13. a process or state of collapse, ruin, or destruction.
14. financial failure or ruin.
15. Informal. something achieving great success; hit.
16. a drink made of brandy or other liquor, with sugar, water, mint, and ice.
17. (in racket sports) a powerful, downward overhand stroke, or the ball or shuttlecock hit with such a stroke.
adj.
18. Informal. of, pertaining to, or constituting a great success: a smash hit on Broadway.
[1715–25; of expressive orig., perhaps b. smack2 and mash]

smash


Past participle: smashed
Gerund: smashing

Imperative
smash
smash
Present
I smash
you smash
he/she/it smashes
we smash
you smash
they smash
Preterite
I smashed
you smashed
he/she/it smashed
we smashed
you smashed
they smashed
Present Continuous
I am smashing
you are smashing
he/she/it is smashing
we are smashing
you are smashing
they are smashing
Present Perfect
I have smashed
you have smashed
he/she/it has smashed
we have smashed
you have smashed
they have smashed
Past Continuous
I was smashing
you were smashing
he/she/it was smashing
we were smashing
you were smashing
they were smashing
Past Perfect
I had smashed
you had smashed
he/she/it had smashed
we had smashed
you had smashed
they had smashed
Future
I will smash
you will smash
he/she/it will smash
we will smash
you will smash
they will smash
Future Perfect
I will have smashed
you will have smashed
he/she/it will have smashed
we will have smashed
you will have smashed
they will have smashed
Future Continuous
I will be smashing
you will be smashing
he/she/it will be smashing
we will be smashing
you will be smashing
they will be smashing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been smashing
you have been smashing
he/she/it has been smashing
we have been smashing
you have been smashing
they have been smashing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been smashing
you will have been smashing
he/she/it will have been smashing
we will have been smashing
you will have been smashing
they will have been smashing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been smashing
you had been smashing
he/she/it had been smashing
we had been smashing
you had been smashing
they had been smashing
Conditional
I would smash
you would smash
he/she/it would smash
we would smash
you would smash
they would smash
Past Conditional
I would have smashed
you would have smashed
he/she/it would have smashed
we would have smashed
you would have smashed
they would have smashed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smash - a vigorous blowsmash - a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
blow, bump - an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
2.smash - a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
collision - an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object; "three passengers were killed in the collision"; "the collision of the two ships resulted in a serious oil spill"
3.smash - a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
return - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
4.smash - the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
impingement, impaction - a sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something
5.smash - 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"
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
megahit, smash hit, blockbuster - an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)
sleeper - an unexpected hit; "that movie was the sleeper of the summer"
Verb1.smash - hit hardsmash - hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
2.smash - break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate"
smash - break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow; "The window smashed"
break - destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; "He broke the glass plate"; "She broke the match"
knock down, blast - shatter as if by explosion
3.smash - reduce to bankruptcysmash - reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
impoverish - make poor
4.smash - hit violently; "She smashed her car against the guard rail"
hit, strike - drive something violently into a location; "he hit his fist on the table"; "she struck her head on the low ceiling"
5.smash - humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
abase, chagrin, humiliate, humble, mortify - cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
6.smash - damage or destroy as if by violencesmash - damage or destroy as if by violence; "The teenager banged up the car of his mother"
damage - inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"
7.smash - hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
8.smash - collide or strike violently and suddenly; "The motorcycle smashed into the guard rail"
clash, collide - crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"
9.smash - overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful); "The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off"
demolish, destroy - defeat soundly; "The home team demolished the visitors"
10.smash - break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow; "The window smashed"
come apart, break, split up, fall apart, separate - become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
dash, smash - break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate"
Adv.1.smash - with a loud crash; "the car went smash through the fence"

smash

verb
1. break, crush, shatter, crack, demolish, shiver, disintegrate, pulverize, crush to smithereens A crowd of youths started smashing windows.
2. shatter, break, disintegrate, split, crack, explode, splinter The bottle smashed against a wall.
3. collide, crash, meet head-on, clash, come into collision The train smashed into the car at 40 mph.
4. destroy, ruin, wreck, total (slang), defeat, overthrow, trash (slang), lay waste Police staged a raid to smash one of Britain's biggest crack factories.
noun
1. success, hit, winner, triumph (informal), belter (slang), sensation, smash hit, sellout, smasheroo (informal) It is the public who decide if a film is a smash or a flop.
2. collision, crash, accident, pile-up (informal), smash-up (informal) He was near to death after a car smash.
3. crash, smashing, clatter, clash, bang, thunder, racket, din, clattering, clang the smash of falling crockery

smash

verb
1. To crack or split into two or more fragments by means of or as a result of force, a blow, or strain:
2. To strike together with a loud, harsh noise:
3. To undergo wrecking:
Informal: crack up, pile up.
4. To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply:
Informal: biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone.
5. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows:
Informal: lambaste.
Slang: clobber.
Idiom: rain blows on.
6. To cause the complete ruin or wreckage of:
Slang: total.
7. To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat:
Informal: massacre, wallop.
noun
1. A loud striking together:
2. A forceful movement causing a loud noise:
3. An abrupt disastrous failure:
4. Violent forcible contact between two or more things:
5. A wrecking of a vehicle:
Informal: crackup, pileup.
6. Informal. A dazzling, often sudden instance of success:
Informal: smash hit, ten-strike, wow.
Slang: boff, boffo, boffola.
Translations
تَحَطُّمضَرْبَةٌ قَوِيَّهضَربَةٌ قَوِيَّه في التِّنِسيَصْطَدِم، يَتَحَطَّميُهَشِّم
smečrozbítrozbitísrážkaúder
smadresmashbragknusesammenstød
hittimurskatapirstoasärkeä
razbitismeč
kemény ütésnekicsapódikösszetörés
harîur árekstur; brothljóî, skellurmölva; brotna í smáttòungt höggskella/klessa ásmass, skellur
打ち砕く
...을 산산이 부수다
populiariausia daina/vaidinimas ir pansmūgis iš viršaus
blīkšķisgremdeietriektiesiznīcinātplīšanas troksnis
smeč
razbititresk
slå sönder
ทำให้แตกเป็นเสี่ยงๆ
kırılmaküt inmeparamparça etmekparça parça olmak/etmekşiddetle vurmak/çarpmak
đạp tan ra từng mảnh

smash

[smæʃ]
A. N
1. (= breakage) → rotura f, quiebra f (LAm); (= sound of breaking) → estruendo m
the cup fell with a smashla taza cayó con gran estruendo
2. (= collision) → choque m
he died in a car smashmurió en un accidente de coche
the 1969 rail smashel accidente de ferrocarril de 1969
3. (Tennis, Badminton etc) → smash m, remate m, remache m
4. (Fin) (= bankruptcy) → quiebra f; (= crisis) → crisis f inv económica
the 1929 smashla crisis de 1929
5. (= success) → exitazo m
B. VT
1. (= break) → romper, quebrar (esp LAm); (= shatter) → hacer pedazos, hacer trizas
they smashed windowsrompieron ventanas
I've smashed my watchhe estropeado mi reloj
when they smashed the atomcuando desintegraron el átomo
to smash sth to pieces or bitshacer pedazos or añicos algo
he smashed it against the walllo estrelló contra la pared
the waves smashed the boat on the rockslas olas estrellaron el barco contra las rocas
he smashed his way out of the buildingse escapó del edificio a base de golpes
he smashed his fist into Paul's facele dio or pegó un fuerte puñetazo en la cara a Paul
2. (= wreck) → dar al traste con; (= ruin) → arruinar, minar
we will smash this crime ringacabaremos con esta banda de delincuentes
3. (= beat) [+ team, enemy, opponent] → aplastar; [+ record etc] → pulverizar, batir
4. (Tennis, Badminton etc) [+ ball] → rematar, remachar
C. VI
1. (= break) → romperse, hacerse pedazos, quebrarse (esp LAm)
the glass smashed into tiny piecesel vaso se rompió en pedazos
2. (= crash) the car smashed into the wallel coche se estrelló contra la pared
3. (Fin) → quebrar
D. ADV to go smash into sthdar de lleno contra algo, dar violentamente contra algo
E. CPD smash hit Nexitazo m
smash down VT + ADV [+ door] → echar abajo
smash in VT + ADV [+ door, window] → forzar
to smash sb's face inromperle la cara a algn
smash up VT + ADV [+ car, person, place] → pulverizar, hacer pedazos
he was all smashed up in the accidentsalió destrozado del accidente

smash

[ˈsmæʃ]
n
(= crash) → collision f, accident m
a smash on the motorway → un accident sur l'autoroute
(= sound) → fracas m
the smash of breaking plates → un fracas de vaisselle cassée
(in tennis)smash m
(= great success) → gros succès m
the comedy smash of the season → le gros succès comique de la saison
The movie was a worldwide smash → Le film a eu un gros succès dans le monde entier., Le film a fait un malheur dans le monde entier.
vt
(= break) → casser, briser, fracasser
They smashed windows → Ils ont cassé les vitres.
(= beat) [+ opponent] → écraser; [+ record] → pulvériser
(= destroy) [+ system, group] → désintégrer; [+ hopes] → ruiner, détruire
The President said he would smash terrorism → Le président a dit qu'il écraserait les terroristes.
vi (= break) [glass, plate] → se briser, se fracasser
The glass smashed into tiny pieces → Le verre s'est brisé en mille morceaux.
to smash through sth → enfoncer qch
smash up
vt sep
[+ car] → démolir; [+ room] → tout casser danssmash-and-grab [ˌsmæʃənˈgræb] smash-and-grab raid ncambriolage m (commis en brisant une devanture)

smash

vt
(= break into pieces)zerschlagen; windoweinschlagen; I smashed my glassesmir ist die Brille kaputtgegangen; I smashed my kneeich habe mir das Knie aufgeschlagen
(= defeat or destroy)zerschlagen; rebellion, revolutionniederschlagen, zerschlagen; opponentzerschmettern; recordhaushoch schlagen; businessruinieren
(= strike, also Tennis) → schmettern; he smashed his fist into his faceer schlug ihm mit der Faust ins Gesicht; he smashed him on the noseer schlug ihm auf die Nase; he smashed his way through the mober musste sich (dat)gewaltsam einen Weg durch den Mob bahnen; to smash one’s way into a buildinggewaltsam in ein Gebäude eindringen
vi
(= break)zerschlagen, zerbrechen; it smashed into a thousand pieceses (zer)sprang in tausend Stücke
(= crash)prallen; the car smashed into the walldas Auto krachte gegen die Mauer; the terrified animal smashed through the fencedas verängstigte Tier durchbrach das Gatter; the plane smashed into the housesdas Flugzeug raste in eine Häusergruppe; the ship smashed onto the rocksdas Schiff prallte gegen die Felsen; the sound of the waves smashing against the rocksdas Geräusch der gegen die Felsen klatschenden Wellen
n
(= noise)Krachen nt; (of waves)Klatschen nt; there was a smashes hat gekracht or (of broken glass) → gescheppert
(= collision)Unfall m; (esp with another vehicle) → Zusammenstoß m; rail smashZugunglück nt
(= blow)Schlag m; (Tennis) → Smash m, → Schmetterball m
(inf: = success: also smash hit) → Riesenhit m
adv (inf)mit Karacho (inf)

smash

[smæʃ]
1. n
a. (sound) → fracasso
b. (also smash-up) (collision) → scontro (Tennis) → schiacciata, smash m inv; (powerful blow) → pugno (Fin) → crollo
he died in a car smash → è morto in un incidente automobilistico
the smash of plates → il rumore di piatti rotti
2. vt (break) → rompere, fracassare; (shatter) → infrangere, frantumare; (beat, enemy, opponent) → schiacciare, annientare; (record) → polverizzare; (wreck, also) (fig) → distruggere (Tennis) → schiacciare
he smashed it against the wall → lo scagliò contro la parete
we will smash this crime ring → distruggeremo quest'organizzazione criminale
he smashed his way out of the building → uscì dall'edificio spaccando tutto quello che trovava davanti
3. vi (break) → rompersi, andare in frantumi
the car smashed into the wall → la macchina si schiantò contro il muro
smash down vt + adv (door) → abbattere
smash in vt + adv (door, window) → abbattere
to smash one's way in → entrare con la forza
to smash sb's face in (fam) → spaccare la faccia a qn
smash up vt + adv (car) → sfasciare; (room) → distruggere

smash

(smӕʃ) verb
1. (sometimes with up) to (cause to) break in pieces or be ruined. The plate dropped on the floor and smashed into little pieces; This unexpected news had smashed all his hopes; He had an accident and smashed up his car.
2. to strike with great force; to crash. The car smashed into a lamp-post.
noun
1. (the sound of) a breakage; a crash. A plate fell to the ground with a smash; There has been a bad car smash.
2. a strong blow. He gave his opponent a smash on the jaw.
3. in tennis etc, a hard downward shot.
ˈsmashing adjective
marvellous; splendid. What a smashing idea!; a smashing new bike.
smash hit
a song, show etc that is a great success. This play was a smash hit in New York.

smash

يُهَشِّمُ rozbít (se) smadre zertrümmern θρυμματίζω destrozar särkeä briser razbiti distruggere 打ち砕く ...을 산산이 부수다 breken knuse rozbić despedaçar разбивать slå sönder ทำให้แตกเป็นเสี่ยงๆ paramparça etmek đạp tan ra từng mảnh 粉碎
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I talked and talked and then all of a sudden things went to smash.
Much as I had made of the fact that this name had never once, between us, been sounded, the quick, smitten glare with which the child's face now received it fairly likened my breach of the silence to the smash of a pane of glass.
If they would break their own bones, and smash their own carts, and lame their own horses, that would be their own affair, and we might let them alone, but it seems to me that the innocent always suffer; and then they talk about compensation
If he fled into a house his pursuer would smash in the flimsy door and follow him up the stairs, hitting every one who came within reach, and finally dragging his squealing quarry from under a bed or a pile of old clothes in a closet.
We always smash into it with an earthquake of applause.
The next moment the heavy implement was raised aloft; the next, there was a crash and a squall, and the cat was off on three legs to meet an engagement; Roxy would arrive just as the lamp or a window went to irremediable smash.
When Joy and Duty clash, 'T is Joy must go to smash.
The upshot of which, was, to smash this witness like a crockery vessel, and shiver his part of the case to useless lumber.
And when I says to Compeyson, 'Once out of this court, I'll smash that face of yourn
If you don't, you know, everything 'ull go to smash, for I've got nothing else to trust to.
Our system is one of spoliation, and if we don't abandon it, we must either return to Protection or go to smash by the road I have just mapped.
He put the ham in the middle of the floor, and hit it with the tongs and with the shovel--bang, bang, smash, smash!