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Meaning & Definition of Smash in English

English

Smash

/smæʃ/

noun

1. A vigorous blow

  • "The sudden knock floored him"
  • "He took a bash right in his face"
  • "He got a bang on the head"
    synonym:
  • knock
  • ,
  • bash
  • ,
  • bang
  • ,
  • smash
  • ,
  • belt

2. A serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)

    synonym:
  • smash
  • ,
  • smash-up

3. A hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head

    synonym:
  • overhead
  • ,
  • smash

4. The act of colliding with something

  • "His crash through the window"
  • "The fullback's smash into the defensive line"
    synonym:
  • crash
  • ,
  • smash

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • hit
  • ,
  • smash
  • ,
  • smasher
  • ,
  • strike
  • ,
  • bang

verb

1. Hit hard

  • "He smashed a 3-run homer"
    synonym:
  • smash
  • ,
  • nail
  • ,
  • boom
  • ,
  • blast

2. Break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over

  • "Smash a plate"
    synonym:
  • smash
  • ,
  • dash

3. Reduce to bankruptcy

  • "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"
  • "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
    synonym:
  • bankrupt
  • ,
  • ruin
  • ,
  • break
  • ,
  • smash

4. Hit violently

  • "She smashed her car against the guard rail"
    synonym:
  • smash

5. Humiliate or depress completely

  • "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"
  • "The death of her son smashed her"
    synonym:
  • crush
  • ,
  • smash
  • ,
  • demolish

6. Damage or destroy as if by violence

  • "The teenager banged up the car of his mother"
    synonym:
  • bang up
  • ,
  • smash up
  • ,
  • smash

7. Hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke

    synonym:
  • smash

8. Collide or strike violently and suddenly

  • "The motorcycle smashed into the guard rail"
    synonym:
  • smash

9. Overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful)

  • "The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off"
    synonym:
  • smash

10. Break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow

  • "The window smashed"
    synonym:
  • smash

adverb

1. With a loud crash

  • "The car went smash through the fence"
    synonym:
  • smash
  • ,
  • smashingly