smithereens


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smith·er·eens

 (smĭth′ə-rēnz′)
pl.n. Informal
Fragments or splintered pieces; bits: The fragile dish broke into smithereens.

[From Irish Gaelic smidirīn, diminutive of smiodar, small fragment.]

smithereens

(ˌsmɪðəˈriːnz)
pl n
little shattered pieces or fragments
[C19: from Irish Gaelic smidirīn, from smiodar]

smith•er•eens

(ˌsmɪð əˈrinz)

n.pl.
small pieces; bits: broken into smithereens.
[1820–30; dial. smithers (of obscure orig.)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smithereens - a collection of small fragments considered as a whole; "Berlin was bombed to smithereens"; "his hopes were dashed to smithereens"; "I wanted to smash him to smithereens"; "the toilet bowl ws blown to smithereens"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
Translations

smithereens

[ˌsmɪðəˈriːnz] NPL to smash sth to smithereenshacer añicos or trizas algo
it was in smithereensestaba hecho añicos or trizas
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
La Smithsonian Institution, en Washington DC, es el complejo de museos más grande del mundo. Fue fundado por el Congreso en 1846 gracias a fondos donados por el científico inglés James Smithson (de ahí su nombre) y en la actualidad está patrocinado por el gobierno estadounidense como centro para la ciencia y el arte. Posee alrededor de cien millones de piezas y catorce museos, que incluyen el National Museum of American History, la National Gallery of Art y el National Portrait Gallery. También cuenta con un zoológico y lleva a cabo labores de investigación. A esta institución se la conoce como the nation's attic (la buhardilla de la nación).

smithereens

[ˌsmɪðəˈriːnz] npl (= small pieces) to smash sth to smithereens → briser qch en mille morceaux
to get blown to smithereens (by a bomb)être déchiqueté(e) dans une explosion

smithereens

pl to smash something to smithereensetw in tausend Stücke schlagen; in smithereensin tausend Stücken

smithereens

[ˌsmɪðəˈriːnz] npl to be smashed to smithereensandare in frantumi or in mille pezzi
References in classic literature ?
We take up their cause, but it turns out that 'the enemy of the human race' pays no heed to our fine speeches and in his rude and savage way throws himself on the Prussians without giving them time to finish the parade they had begun, and in two twists of the hand he breaks them to smithereens and installs himself in the palace at Potsdam.
What would it matter if you smashed to smithereens at the end of the run, after a bust like that?
Then she got out her old rifle an' shot the demijohn to smithereens, an' all she had to do was lap the whisky outa the tub."
But if ever a sprinter broke into smithereens all world's records it was I that day when I fled before those hide-ous beasts along the narrow spit of rocky cliff between two narrow fiords toward the Sojar Az.
Daryn Dobson-Bailey reeled off yet another hat-trick for Bournville, in a 5-4 victory over Smithereens in Division Two.
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It exploded in the dog's mouth, blowing up its head to smithereens," said police officials.
Playing with an immeasurable amount of energy right from the get-go, Phoenix Pulse went on to blow Blackwater to smithereens, 114-95, on Friday night as the Fuel Masters kept their unbeaten run going in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Ynares Center here.
.3 John Robertson saw his Inverness side clock up their 25th league game unbeaten then confessed their record should have been "blown to smithereens".
Providence took off but something went wrong and the entire ship and its crew were blown to smithereens. In front of their families.