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smash

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noun \ˈsmash\

Definition of smash

  1. 1a :  a smashing blow or attackb :  a hard overhand stroke (as in tennis or badminton)

  2. 2a :  the action or sound of smashing; especially :  a wreck due to collision :  crashb :  utter collapse :  ruin

  3. 3 :  a striking success

Examples of smash in a sentence

  1. The new movie is a smash.

  2. She was a smash at the party.

  3. His new song promises to be a smash hit.

  4. The vase fell to the ground with a loud smash.

  5. She hit an overhand smash that won the match.

Origin and Etymology of smash

perhaps blend of 4smack and 2mash


First Known Use: 1725


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smash

verb

Definition of smash

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to break or crush by violence

  3. 2a :  to drive or throw violently especially with a shattering or battering effect; also :  to effect in this wayb :  to hit violently :  batterc (1) :  to hit (as a tennis ball) with a hard overhand stroke (2) :  to drive (a ball) with a forceful stroke

  4. 3 :  to destroy utterly :  wreck

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to move or become propelled with violence or crashing effect <smashed into a tree>

  7. 2 :  to become wrecked

  8. 3 :  to go to pieces suddenly under collision or pressure

smasher

noun

Examples of smash in a sentence

  1. He smashed the vase with a hammer.

  2. The ball smashed the window.

  3. The vase fell and smashed to pieces.

  4. He smashed into the wall.

  5. She smashed the ball deep into the opposite corner.

1764

First Known Use of smash

1764


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smash

adjective

Definition of smash

  1. :  being a smash :  outstanding <a smash hit>

1923

First Known Use of smash

1923



SMASH Defined for English Language Learners

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smash

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noun \ˈsmash\

Definition of smash for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that is very successful or popular

  • : the sound made when something hits a surface very violently

  • : a hard downward hit in tennis or other games


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smash

verb

Definition of smash for English Language Learners

  • : to break (something) into many pieces : to shatter or destroy (something)

  • : to hit (something) violently and very hard

  • : to hit (a ball) downward and very hard in tennis and other games


SMASH Defined for Kids

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smash

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noun \ˈsmash\

Definition of smash for Students

  1. 1 :  a violent blow

  2. 2 :  the action or sound of shattering or hitting violently <He broke the plate with a smash.>

  3. 3 :  a striking success <The show was a smash.>


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smash

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verb

Definition of smash for Students

smashed

smashing

  1. 1 :  to break in pieces :  shatter <She smashed the dishes.>

  2. 2 :  to hit or move violently <He smashed a ball over the fence.>

  3. 3 :  to destroy completely <Our best swimmer smashed the state record.> <He smashed the car.>



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