smashup


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smash·up

 (smăsh′ŭp′)
n.
1. A total collapse or defeat.
2. A serious collision between vehicles; a wreck.
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smashup

noun
1. An abrupt disastrous failure:
2. A wrecking of a vehicle:
Informal: crackup, pileup.
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A negligent driver was blamed for a three-vehicle smashup at a Dubai hypermarket parking lot.
A woman was killed while at least eight others were injured after a truck and passenger jeepney smashup in Quezon City Saturday morning.
A truck driver was killed while two other drivers were injured in a three-vehicle smashup along the national highway here on Monday.
They interpret the radio glow as a cocoon surrounding the smashup: If the jet failed to punch through the material kicked out in the merger, it would have transferred most of its energy to the debris, pushing it outward into a bubble-like structure.
In the days and weeks following the smashup, other forms of light, or electromagnetic radiation -- including X-ray, ultraviolet, optical, infrared and radio waves -- were detected.
That timing is close enough to suggest that the two types of meteorites could have been born from the same smashup.
Early reports of the multivehicle smashup raised the possibility that someone in one of the cars had gotten out of the vehicle only to be struck by another, but that did not turn out to be the case, he said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids and this type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets.
Now, that effort may be headed for a smashup over a matter of timing.
We will be playing lots of stuff with the band from Love It To Life and a lot of songs from my past records with full tilt high energy madness and the occasional story sing-a-long smashup. Bring your own towel.
Astronomers have long thought the asteroid belt is being ground down through collisions, but such a smashup has never been seen before.
In 1993 Hayward and Peterson warned, "The Medicare program is heading for a smashup, yet our political leaders speak only of instituting new federal health-insurance programs that would cover everyone." Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.