smash-up


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smash-up

n
(Automotive Engineering) a bad collision, esp of cars
vb
(tr, adverb) to damage to the point of complete destruction: they smashed the place up.

smash′-up`



n.
a complete smash, esp. between vehicles.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smash-up - 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"
Translations

smash-up

[ˈsmæʃʌp] Nviolenta colisión f, grave accidente m de tráfico

smash-up

n (Brit: Aut, Rail) → übler Unfall; (esp with another vehicle) → Karambolage f
References in classic literature ?
Our author tells us in this book, as he has told us in others, more especially in The World Set Free, and as he has been telling us this year in his War and the Future, that if mankind goes on with war, the smash-up of civilization is inevitable.
Came the long day, when, routed from bed at three in the morning to dig a surface car out of the wrecked show windows of a drug store and get it back on the track, they had laboured all day clearing up a half-dozen smash-ups and arrived at the car house at nine at night just as another call came in.
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As well as a steady stream of top bootleg DJs from all over the globe, they also boast the world's first mash-up covers band, Smash-Up Derby.
After a first-lap smash-up when 13 of the 22 starters collided in one of the biggest pile-ups in Formula One history, the restart saw Ferrari's Michael Schumacher - bidding for his second triumph in succession after victory at Budapest - lose an excellent winning chance.
CHAOS: Roller on its side yesterday after it toppled off trailer Pictures: Brendan Crowe' WRECKED: One of the six vehicles caught up in the mini road-roller nightmare on the N24' CARNAGE: Emergency crews remove one of the injured from six-vehicle smash-up near Pallasgreen, Co Tipperary
Other smash-ups are catastrophic, shattering an object into numerous fragments, as was the case with the Eos asteroid family.
But judging by the daily smash-ups and blatant disregard for even basic traffic rules on China's roadways, quantity seems to have trumped quality at many schools.
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