Example Sentences

He had a few too many beers and was smashed. the smashed figurine left bits of china all over the rug
Recent Examples on the Web Ideal for lunch or après, Revel Lounge’s bison poutine—made with smashed fingerling potatoes, asiago-raclette béchamel, truffled bison tenderloin tips and gremolata—pairs perfectly with a classic cocktail like the Hythe Highball. Sarah Kuta, Robb Report, 5 Dec. 2022 That is next to the room with hundreds of his trophies and plaques and dozens of his smashed rackets. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 15 Jan. 2023 Other crews were dismantling smashed trailers, using big claws to shred the metal containers. John Kelly, Washington Post, 1 Jan. 2023 Some clashed with police at the site and left smashed glass doors. Yang Jie And Aaron Tilley, WSJ, 3 Dec. 2022 Surveillance video from the restaurant shows the man entering the store through a smashed glass door and heading right for the beverage refrigerator near the front counter. Pilar Arias, Fox News, 1 Dec. 2022 After several seasons of feuding that featured smashed wine glasses and threatening text messages, Lisa attempted to make a peace offering by gifting Kim a toy bunny for her first grandchild. Louis Staples, Vulture, 12 Oct. 2022 Videos appeared to show stores with smashed windows and a ransacked 7-11 convenience store. Chris Pandolfo, Fox News, 27 Dec. 2022 No smashed guitars, but The Who in Phoenix lived up to their legacy Portugal. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 28 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of smashed was circa 1959

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“Smashed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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