What does smash mean?

Definitions for smash
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word smash.

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"

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic

  2. smash(Noun)

    A traffic accident.

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

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic

  3. smash(Noun)

    Something very successful.

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

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic

  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.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic

  5. smash(Verb)

    To break (something brittle) violently.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic

  6. smash(Verb)

    To hit extremely hard.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic

  7. smash(Verb)

    To ruin completely and suddenly.

    The news smashed any hopes of a reunion.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic

  8. smash(Verb)

    To defeat overwhelmingly.

    The Indians smashed the Yankees 22-0.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic

  9. smash(Verb)

    To deform through continuous pressure.

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

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic

  10. smash(Verb)

    To be destroyed by being smashed.

    The crockery smashed as it hit the floor.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smash(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Sw. smisk a blow, stroke, smiska to strike, dial. Sw. smaske to kiss with a noise, and E. smack a loud kiss, a slap.]

  2. Smash(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Sw. smisk a blow, stroke, smiska to strike, dial. Sw. smaske to kiss with a noise, and E. smack a loud kiss, a slap.]

  3. Smash(noun)

    a breaking or dashing to pieces; utter destruction; wreck

    Etymology: [Cf. Sw. smisk a blow, stroke, smiska to strike, dial. Sw. smaske to kiss with a noise, and E. smack a loud kiss, a slap.]

  4. Smash(noun)

    hence, bankruptcy

    Etymology: [Cf. Sw. smisk a blow, stroke, smiska to strike, dial. Sw. smaske to kiss with a noise, and E. smack a loud kiss, a slap.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Smash

    smash, v.t. to break in pieces violently: to crush: to dash violently.—v.i. to act with crushing force: to be broken to pieces: to be ruined, to fail: to dash violently.—n. act of smashing, destruction, ruin, bankruptcy.—ns. Smash′er, one who smashes: (slang) one who passes bad money, bad money itself: anything great or extraordinary; Smash′ing.—adj. crushing: dashing.—n. Smash′-up, a serious smash. [Prob. Sw. dial. smaske, to smack.]

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  1. smash

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'smash' in Verbs Frequency: #866

How to pronounce smash?

  1. Alex
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    Karen
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smash in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of smash in a Sentence

  1. Anonymous:

    Smash forehead on keyboard to continue.

  2. Brad Feld:

    The town is very progressive, it’s a highly educated population -- 30,000 people are affiliated with the University of Colorado and another 5,000 with government and research labs. When you smash together people in college, people with deep technical knowledge and a bunch of creative people doing art and music in a small physical area, crazy, amazing stuff happens.

  3. Emily Fuentes:

    We’ve really never seen this in the West before, many of these refugees experience two kind of persecution that we refer to as smash and squeeze.

  4. The Aug. 11-dated letter:

    Only the United States has the capacity to identify and smash Al-Shabaab elements operating within our country. The time for surgical strikes and limited engagement has passed, as Somalia’s problems have metastasized into the World’s problems.

  5. Paul Cartledge:

    A lot of people have voted in certain ways because they feel that the gap between themselves and those in power is too big, and they want someone to come in from the outside and smash through. It's just been disastrous, but I think this period will wake people up.

Images & Illustrations of smash

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Translations for smash

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  • esmaixadaCatalan, Valencian
  • smečCzech
  • zerschellen, zerbrechen, zusammenschlagen, schmettern, zerschmettern, zertrümmernGerman
  • frakasiEsperanto
  • estrellar, destrozar, machucar, golpearSpanish
  • درهم کوبیدنPersian
  • murskata, paukaus, iskulyönti, pirstoa, murskautua, rämähdys, hitti, jysäyttää, mäiskäistäFinnish
  • smash, percuter, fracasser, écraserFrench
  • brisScottish Gaelic
  • गरजHindi
  • mölvaIcelandic
  • smashItalian
  • 打ち砕くJapanese
  • haukuru, haukereMāori
  • klap, dreun, voltreffer, smashDutch
  • golpear, batida, smashPortuguese
  • грохот, смэш, громить, разгромить, грохнуть, долбануть, сокрушить, крушение, успех, ударить, вмазать, разбить, рубануть, разбитьсяRussian
  • smeč, смечSerbo-Croatian
  • smashSwedish
  • బాదు, నాశనం చేయుTelugu
  • çiviTurkish
  • צעברעכןYiddish

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    • A. epidemic
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