A vigorous blow.
A serious collision (especially of motor vehicles).
A hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head.
Dutch: dreun, klap, smash
The act of colliding with something:
— The fullback's smash into the defensive line.
A conspicuous success:
— That new Broadway show is a real smasher.
Dutch: klapper, knaller, succes, topper
Polish: hit, przebój
— He smashed a 3-run homer.
Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more
Break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over:
— Smash a plate.
Reduce to bankruptcy:
— The slump in the financial markets smashed him.
Humiliate or depress completely:
— The death of her son smashed her.
Dutch: ontmoedigen, afstompen, moedeloos maken, demoraliseren
Hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke.
Collide or strike violently and suddenly.
Overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful).
Break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow.
With a loud crash:
— The car went smash through the fence.
Moby thesaurus: Waterloo, abrade, accident, annihilate, appulse, asphyxiate, atomize, bang, bang into, bash, bastinado, bat, be poised, bear market, bearish market, beat, beat down, beating, belt, bend ... show more.
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