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smash

noun

1 smash

A vigorous blow.

synonyms: bang, bash, belt, knock.

Roget 732: failure; nonsuccess, nonfulfillment; dead failure, successlessness; abortion, miscarriage; brutum fulmen etc. 158 [Lat.]; labor in vain etc. (inutility) 645; ... show more

Polish: gwizdnięcie



2 smash

A serious collision (especially of motor vehicles).

synonym: smash-up.

3 smash

A hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head.

synonym: overhead.

Dutch: dreun, klap, smash

4 smash

The act of colliding with something:
— The fullback's smash into the defensive line.

synonym: crash.

Roget 162: destruction; waste, dissolution, breaking up; diruption, disruption; consumption; disorganization.    fall, downfall, devastation, ruin, perdition, crash; ... show more

Dutch: ineenstorting

5 smash

A conspicuous success:
— That new Broadway show is a real smasher.

synonyms: bang, hit, smasher, strike.

Dutch: klapper, knaller, succes, topper
Polish: hit, przebój

verb

1 smash

Hit hard:
— He smashed a 3-run homer.

synonyms: blast, boom, nail.

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

2 smash

Break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over:
— Smash a plate.

synonym: dash.

Dutch: inslaan

3 smash

Reduce to bankruptcy:
— The slump in the financial markets smashed him.

synonyms: bankrupt, break, ruin.

4 smash

Hit violently.

5 smash

Humiliate or depress completely:
— The death of her son smashed her.

synonym: crush.

Dutch: ontmoedigen, afstompen, moedeloos maken, demoraliseren

6 smash

Damage or destroy as if by violence.

synonyms: bang up, smash up.

7 smash

Hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke.

8 smash

Collide or strike violently and suddenly.

9 smash

Overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful).

10 smash

Break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow.

adverb

1 smash

With a loud crash:
— The car went smash through the fence.

synonym: smashingly.


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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