What does smash mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knock, bash, bang, smash, beltnoun

    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-upnoun

    a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)

  3. overhead, smashnoun

    a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head

  4. crash, smashnoun

    the act of colliding with something

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

  5. hit, smash, smasher, strike, bangverb

    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, blastverb

    hit hard

    "He smashed a 3-run homer"

  7. smash, dashverb

    break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over

    "Smash a plate"

  8. bankrupt, ruin, break, smashverb

    reduce to bankruptcy

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

  9. smashverb

    hit violently

    "She smashed her car against the guard rail"

  10. crush, smash, demolishverb

    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, smashverb

    damage or destroy as if by violence

    "The teenager banged up the car of his mother"

  12. smashverb

    hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke

  13. smashverb

    collide or strike violently and suddenly

    "The motorcycle smashed into the guard rail"

  14. smashverb

    overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful)

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

  15. smashadverb

    break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow

    "The window smashed"

  16. smash, smashinglyadverb

    with a loud crash

    "the car went smash through the fence"


  1. smashnoun

    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. smashnoun

    A traffic accident.

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

  3. smashnoun

    Something very successful.

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

  4. smashnoun

    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. smashverb

    To break (something brittle) violently.

  6. smashverb

    To hit extremely hard.

  7. smashverb

    To ruin completely and suddenly.

    The news smashed any hopes of a reunion.

  8. smashverb

    To defeat overwhelmingly.

    The Indians smashed the Yankees 22-0.

  9. smashverb

    To deform through continuous pressure.

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

  10. smashverb

    To be destroyed by being smashed.

    The crockery smashed as it hit the floor.

  11. Etymology: Onomatopoeic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smashverb

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

  2. Smashverb

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

  3. Smashnoun

    a breaking or dashing to pieces; utter destruction; wreck

  4. Smashnoun

    hence, bankruptcy

  5. 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.]


  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.]

Suggested Resources

  1. smash

    Song lyrics by smash -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by smash on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  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. Aaron Hackworth:

    In the instances we were able to observe them, they had very specific organizations and projects in mind that they were pursuing, and the broad spectrum of industry verticals they targeted indicated they were more of a surgical tool used to take specific things from specific organizations, rather than the smash and grab, take everything type.

  2. Adora Gipson:

    They casually walk in, grab what they need, and walk out. we get broken windows every few minutes. We got like 30 cars now that’s with broken windows here because people have experienced the smash-and-grab thing.

  3. Peter Quijano:

    None of these burglaries were sophisticated. They were nothing more than smash and grab burglaries.

  4. Japheth Koome:

    I believe police will get them since we have details of their vehicle, we shall take serious steps against people trying to smash cars of their business rivals.

  5. Haley Joel Osment:

    Being an actor, you can never count on things being smash successes all the time, i remember having that feeling with The Sixth Sense like, Its not always gonna be like that.

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Translations for smash

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  • esmaixadaCatalan, Valencian
  • smečCzech
  • schmettern, zusammenschlagen, zerbrechen, zerschellen, zertrümmern, zerschmetternGerman
  • frakasiEsperanto
  • golpear, machucar, destrozar, estrellarSpanish
  • درهم کوبیدنPersian
  • murskautua, paukaus, hitti, murskata, jysäyttää, rämähdys, mäiskäistä, iskulyönti, pirstoaFinnish
  • smash, fracasser, percuter, écraserFrench
  • brisScottish Gaelic
  • गरजHindi
  • mölvaIcelandic
  • smashItalian
  • 打ち砕くJapanese
  • haukuru, haukereMāori
  • smash, voltreffer, dreun, klapDutch
  • smash, golpear, batidaPortuguese
  • грохот, рубануть, разбить, смэш, вмазать, ударить, громить, успех, крушение, сокрушить, разбиться, разгромить, долбануть, грохнутьRussian
  • smeč, смечSerbo-Croatian
  • smashSwedish
  • నాశనం చేయు, బాదుTelugu
  • çiviTurkish
  • צעברעכןYiddish

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    an impression that something might be the case
    • A. wavering
    • B. hunch
    • C. secession
    • D. reciprocal

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