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verb (used with object)
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.
to defeat, disappoint, or disillusion utterly.
to hit or strike (someone or something) with force.
to overthrow or destroy something considered as harmful: They smashed the drug racket.
to ruin financially: The depression smashed him.
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)
to break to pieces from a violent blow or collision.
to dash with a shattering or crushing force or with great violence; crash (usually followed by against, into, through, etc.).
to become financially ruined or bankrupt (often followed by up ).
to flatten and compress the signatures of a book in a press before binding.
the act or an instance of smashing or shattering.
the sound of such a smash.
a blow, hit, or slap.
a destructive collision, as between automobiles.
a smashed or shattered condition.
a process or state of collapse, ruin, or destruction: the total smash that another war would surely bring.
financial failure or ruin.
Informal. smash hit.
a drink made of brandy, or other liquor, with sugar, water, mint, and ice.
Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis.
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.
a ball hit with such a stroke.
of, relating to, or constituting a great success: That composer has written many smash tunes.

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
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
16.  with a smash
[C18: probably from sm(ack² + m)ash]

smashed (smæʃt)
1.  completely intoxicated with alcohol
2.  noticeably under the influence of a drug

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Word Origin & History

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.

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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Slang Dictionary

smash definition

  1. n.
    wine. (Streets. Because it is made from smashed grapes.) : I got a bottle of smash in my car.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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smashed definition

  1. mod.
    alcohol or drug intoxicated. : He was so smashed he couldn't stand up.
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Example sentences
In the seventies that would have bought you a smashed camera and probably split
It would seem that a leg of the tripod had been smashed by one of the shells.
In others they smashed the old obstructionist committees and formed new ones.
They carved the meat of cow- and goat-sized animals with sharp stone tools and
  smashed the bones to get at the rich marrow inside.
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