Definitions for smashsmæʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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.

    Category: Sport

  5. (v.i.)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.

  8. (n.)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.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  16. a drink made of brandy or other liquor, with sugar, water, mint, and ice.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  17. (in racket sports) a powerful, downward overhand stroke, or the ball or shuttlecock hit with such a stroke.

    Category: Sport

  18. (adj.)Informal.of, pertaining to, or constituting a great success:

    a smash hit on Broadway.

Origin of smash:

1715–25; of expressive orig., perh. b. smack2 and mash

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knock, bash, bang, smash, belt(noun)

    a vigorous blow

    "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"

  2. smash, smash-up(noun)

    a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)

  3. overhead, smash(noun)

    a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head

  4. crash, smash(noun)

    the act of colliding with something

    "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"

  5. hit, smash, smasher, strike, bang(verb)

    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"

  6. smash, nail, boom, blast(verb)

    hit hard

    "He smashed a 3-run homer"

  7. smash, dash(verb)

    break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over

    "Smash a plate"

  8. bankrupt, ruin, break, smash(verb)

    reduce to bankruptcy

    "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"

  9. smash(verb)

    hit violently

    "She smashed her car against the guard rail"

  10. crush, smash, demolish(verb)

    humiliate or depress completely

    "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"

  11. bang up, smash up, smash(verb)

    damage or destroy as if by violence

    "The teenager banged up the car of his mother"

  12. smash(verb)

    hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke

  13. smash(verb)

    collide or strike violently and suddenly

    "The motorcycle smashed into the guard rail"

  14. smash(verb)

    overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful)

    "The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off"

  15. smash(adverb)

    break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow

    "The window smashed"

  16. smash, smashingly(adverb)

    with a loud crash

    "the car went smash through the fence"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. smash(verb)æʃ

    to break into many small pieces

    the sound of glass smashing; He smashed the window with a hammer.

  2. smashæʃ

    to bang into very hard

    huge waves smashing into the rocks; I smashed my finger in the car door.

  3. smashæʃ

    to very easily beat or destroy

    He smashed the world record.


  1. smash(Noun)

    The sound of a violent impact, to strike violently.

    I could hear the screech of the brakes, then the horrible smash of cars colliding.

  2. smash(Noun)

    A traffic accident.

    The driver and two passengers were badly injured in the smash.

  3. smash(Noun)

    Something very successful.

    This new show of mine is sure to be a smash.

  4. smash(Noun)

    A very hard overhead shot hit sharply downward.

    A smash may not be as pretty as a good half volley, but it can still win points.

  5. smash(Verb)

    To break (something brittle) violently.

  6. smash(Verb)

    To hit extremely hard.

  7. smash(Verb)

    To ruin completely and suddenly.

    The news smashed any hopes of a reunion.

  8. smash(Verb)

    To defeat overwhelmingly.

    The Indians smashed the Yankees 22-0.

  9. smash(Verb)

    To deform through continuous pressure.

    I slowly smashed the modeling clay flat with the palm of my hand.

  10. smash(Verb)

    To be destroyed by being smashed.

    The crockery smashed as it hit the floor.

  11. Origin: Onomatopoeic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smash(verb)

    to break in pieces by violence; to dash to pieces; to crush

  2. Smash(verb)

    to break up, or to pieces suddenly, as the result of collision or pressure

  3. Smash(noun)

    a breaking or dashing to pieces; utter destruction; wreck

  4. Smash(noun)

    hence, bankruptcy


  1. Smash

    Smash is the third studio album by American punk rock band The Offspring. After touring in support of their previous album, Ignition, The Offspring began recording Smash in October 1993 at Track Record in North Hollywood, California. Recording and production were finished two months later, and the album was released on April 8, 1994 on Epitaph Records. Smash incorporates elements of punk rock and grunge. In the United States, Smash has sold over six million copies as of 2013 and has been certified 6x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Peaking at number four on the US Billboard 200, it has sold over 12-16 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling independent label album of all time. It was the first album released on Epitaph Records to obtain gold and platinum status. Smash was The Offspring's introduction into worldwide popularity and critical acclaim, and produced a number of hit singles including the hugely successful "Come Out and Play", "Self Esteem" and "Gotta Get Away" singles. As a fan-favorite, Smash received generally positive reviews from critics and garnered attention from major labels, including Columbia Records, with whom The Offspring would sign in 1996. The album has been recognized as an influential and seminal component of the punk rock and pop punk scene in the mid-1990s.

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Anagrams of smash

  1. shams

Translations for smash

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(the sound of) a breakage; a crash

A plate fell to the ground with a smash; There has been a bad car smash.

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