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"
a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
the act of colliding with something
"his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"
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"
smash, nail, boom, blastverb
"He smashed a 3-run homer"
break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
"Smash a plate"
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"
"She smashed her car against the guard rail"
crush, smash, demolishverb
humiliate or depress completely
"She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
bang up, smash up, smashverb
damage or destroy as if by violence
"The teenager banged up the car of his mother"
hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke
collide or strike violently and suddenly
"The motorcycle smashed into the guard rail"
overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful)
"The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off"
break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow
"The window smashed"
with a loud crash
"the car went smash through the fence"
The sound of a violent impact, to strike violently.
I could hear the screech of the brakes, then the horrible smash of cars colliding.
A traffic accident.
The driver and two passengers were badly injured in the smash.
Something very successful.
This new show of mine is sure to be a smash.
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.
To break (something brittle) violently.
To hit extremely hard.
To ruin completely and suddenly.
The news smashed any hopes of a reunion.
To defeat overwhelmingly.
The Indians smashed the Yankees 22-0.
To deform through continuous pressure.
I slowly smashed the modeling clay flat with the palm of my hand.
To be destroyed by being smashed.
The crockery smashed as it hit the floor.
to break in pieces by violence; to dash to pieces; to crush
to break up, or to pieces suddenly, as the result of collision or pressure
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.]
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
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.]
Song lyrics by smash -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by smash on the Lyrics.com website.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'smash' in Verbs Frequency: #866
The numerical value of smash in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of smash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
I hit probably every putt short, i think that's what everybody has been doing. It's hard to think that you have to smash the putts at a U.S. Open.
There was no need to have 29 FBI agents with assault weapons and side arms and hand grenades and a battering ram to smash in my front door, they could simply have called my attorney and I would have surrendered voluntarily.
It's a whole-body smash fest, it normally takes about a week or 10 days to recover. Your muscles are broken down systemically, and you're hungry consistently for three or four days.
Smash and grab has replaced Christmas shopping in California, thanks to Democrats who have created a culture of theft in San Francisco and across the state. Criminals know there are little or no consequences for their actions. Until Democrats get serious about joining with Republicans to support better policies and public safety officials, surging crime and chaos will continue to be the status quo.
Smash is related to the violence against them and squeezed to the cultural exclusion they are experiencing.
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- esmaixadaCatalan, Valencian
- schmettern, zusammenschlagen, zerbrechen, zerschellen, zertrümmern, zerschmetternGerman
- golpear, machucar, destrozar, estrellarSpanish
- درهم کوبیدنPersian
- murskautua, paukaus, hitti, murskata, jysäyttää, rämähdys, mäiskäistä, iskulyönti, pirstoaFinnish
- smash, fracasser, percuter, écraserFrench
- brisScottish Gaelic
- 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
- నాశనం చేయు, బాదుTelugu
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