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smash

[smash]
verb (used with object)
1.
to break to pieces with violence and often with a crashing sound, as by striking, letting fall, or dashing against something; shatter: He smashed the vase against the wall.
2.
to defeat, disappoint, or disillusion utterly.
3.
to hit or strike (someone or something) with force.
4.
to overthrow or destroy something considered as harmful: They smashed the drug racket.
5.
to ruin financially: The depression smashed him.
6.
Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis. to hit (a ball or shuttlecock) overhead or overhand with a hard downward motion, causing the shot to move very swiftly and to strike the ground or table usually at a sharp angle.
verb (used without object)
7.
to break to pieces from a violent blow or collision.
8.
to dash with a shattering or crushing force or with great violence; crash (usually followed by against, into, through, etc.).
9.
to become financially ruined or bankrupt (often followed by up ).
10.
to flatten and compress the signatures of a book in a press before binding.
noun
11.
the act or an instance of smashing or shattering.
12.
the sound of such a smash.
13.
a blow, hit, or slap.
14.
a destructive collision, as between automobiles.
15.
a smashed or shattered condition.
16.
a process or state of collapse, ruin, or destruction: the total smash that another war would surely bring.
17.
financial failure or ruin.
18.
Informal. smash hit.
19.
a drink made of brandy, or other liquor, with sugar, water, mint, and ice.
20.
Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis.
a.
an overhead or overhand stroke in which the ball or shuttlecock is hit with a hard, downward motion causing it to move very swiftly and to strike the ground or table usually at a sharp angle.
b.
a ball hit with such a stroke.
adjective
21.
of, relating to, or constituting a great success: That composer has written many smash tunes.

Origin:
1690–1700; perhaps blend of smack2 and mash

smashable, adjective


1. See break. 5. bankrupt. 11. crash.
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smash (smæʃ)
 
vb (when intr, foll by against, through, into, etc) (often foll by up)
1.  to break into pieces violently and usually noisily
2.  to throw or crash (against) vigorously, causing shattering: he smashed the equipment; it smashed against the wall
3.  (tr) to hit forcefully and suddenly
4.  (tr) tennis, squash, badminton to hit (the ball) fast and powerfully, esp with an overhead stroke
5.  (tr) to defeat or wreck (persons, theories, etc)
6.  (tr) to make bankrupt
7.  (intr) to collide violently; crash
8.  to go bankrupt
9.  informal smash someone's face in to beat someone severely
 
n
10.  an act, instance, or sound of smashing or the state of being smashed
11.  a violent collision, esp of vehicles
12.  a total failure or collapse, as of a business
13.  tennis, squash, badminton a fast and powerful overhead stroke
14.  informal
 a.  something having popular success
 b.  (in combination): smash-hit
15.  slang loose change; coins
 
adv
16.  with a smash
 
[C18: probably from sm(ack² + m)ash]
 
'smashable
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

smash
1778, "break to pieces," earlier "kick downstairs" (c.1700), probably of imitative origin (cf. smack, mash). Smashed "drunk" is slang from 1962. Smash-up "collision" is recorded from 1856; smash-and-grab is first attested 1927. Smashing "pleasing, sensational" is from 1911.

smash
1839, "failure, financial collapse," from smash (v.). Tennis sense is from 1882. Meaning "great success" is from 1923 ("Variety" headline, Oct. 16, in ref. to Broadway productions of "The Fool" and "The Rise of Rosie O'Reilly").
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