smash·​up | \ ˈsmash-ˌəp How to pronounce smashup (audio) \

Definition of smashup

1 : a collision between vehicles
2 : a complete collapse

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Examples of smashup in a Sentence

three cars were involved in a smashup on my street last night
Recent Examples on the Web 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 This ancient smashup will eventually evolve into the most massive structure in the known universe: a gigantic galaxy cluster, held together by dark matter and swimming in a sea of hot, ionized gas. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2018 On September 14, 2015, gravitational waves from the smashup of two black holes reached Earth. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, 9 Mar. 2018 The GOP divisions over the smashup of fiscal deadlines is likely to set Wall Street increasingly on edge. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2017 Spithill didn’t deny Oracle was preparing a backup boat in case of a smashup. Bernie Wilson, The Seattle Times, 16 June 2017 Before the recent onslaught, it was thought that Jupiter impacts were rare, with the 1994 smashup of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 being a spectacular exception. Andrew Fazekas, National Geographic, 30 Mar. 2016 See More

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First Known Use of smashup

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Smashup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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