smashup

noun

smash·​up ˈsmash-ˌəp How to pronounce smashup (audio)
1
: a collision between vehicles
2
: a complete collapse

Examples of smashup in a Sentence

three cars were involved in a smashup on my street last night
Recent Examples on the Web The airport property takes up just over 4% of the city’s acreage, and as neighborhoods began to close in, neighbors took exception to the noise, the pollution, and the occasional smashups. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2023 These energetic smashups also create a larger variety of particles that scientists can use to probe the plasma's properties. Clara Moskowitz, Scientific American, 14 Feb. 2023 LeoLabs puts the odds of a smashup at roughly 10%. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 15 Oct. 2020 But pinpointing where the past ones formed has proven difficult, which in turn clouded attempts to forecast the next great smashup. Paul Raeburn, Discover Magazine, 5 Aug. 2012 Giroud had been slated for a bench role before Benzema went down just days before the World Cup started, and Nkunku was injured during a smashup with Tchouaméni in training. Frank Dell'apa, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Dec. 2022 The Iridium-Kosmos smashup marked a dramatic escalation. Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker, 21 Sep. 2020 To mark the occasion of the playoff-opening smashup of the Patriots, Henry surprised his offensive linemen with Rolex watches. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2020 NW Crawfish & Noodles Houston has many Vietnamese/Cajun smashups and this is one of the best. Houston Chronicle, 10 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of smashup was in 1856

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“Smashup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smashup. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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smashup

noun
smash·​up ˈsmash-ˌəp How to pronounce smashup (audio)
1
: a complete collapse
2
: a destructive collision of motor vehicles
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