smash down

phrasal verb

smashed down; smashing down; smashes down
: to hit (something) hard so that it breaks and falls down
Police smashed down the door.

Examples of smash down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The walls of Mitchenor’s uterus instead pressed in as the baby struggled to move, to breathe and grow — impeding bones from maturing and smashing down on the umbilical cord that carries nutrients. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2023 During the event, guests took turns using sledgehammers to smash down one wall inside the office building, which was previously home to the Museum of Recording Arts, at 9590 Chesapeake Drive. Lauren J. Mapp, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 In the fifth inning, first baseman Anthony Rizzo dived for a backhanded grab of a smash down the line by Seth Brown, then flipped from his knees to Germán covering the bag. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, 29 June 2023 A lot of American children have experienced a moment where the whole reality of being defined by race came smashing down on them. Lawrence Specker | , al, 26 Jan. 2023

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“Smash down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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