When I was growing up they called Green Day and Nirvana and smashing Pumpkins “alternative pop.”
Shoeless, he ran into the car and barreled out of the driveway before careening off a fire hydrant and then smashing into a tree.
“He was ruthless,” says a former male devotee, who remembers Saraswati once smashing a digital camera in a fit of rage.
1833, "violently crushing to pieces," present participle adjective from smash (v.). Meaning "pleasing, sensational" is from 1911. Related: Smashingly.
1725, "hard blow," from smash (v.). Meaning "broken-up condition" is from 1798; that of "failure, financial collapse" is from 1839. Tennis sense is from 1882. Meaning "great success" is from 1923 ("Variety" headline, Oct. 16, in reference to Broadway productions of "The Fool" and "The Rise of Rosie O'Reilly").
Excellent; wonderful • Still chiefly British: I told her she had a smashing figure (1911+)