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smash

verb

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1 to cause to break with violence and much noise
  • the drunken guest deliberately smashed a glass against the brick fireplace

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2 to cause to break open or into pieces by or as if by an explosive
  • the firecracker smashed the clay pot

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3 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of
  • the invading troops smashed the resistance and went on to conquer the country

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4 to come into usually forceful contact with something
  • we nearly smashed into each other on the skating rink

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smash

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of smash (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a forceful coming together of two things
  • the awful smash when his dreams got hit by reality

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2 the violent coming together of two bodies into destructive contact
  • the sound of the smash made all of the bystanders immediately whip their heads around

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3 a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
  • she gave the tennis ball a smash and sent it flying over the other side of the net

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4 a loud explosive sound
  • the bikes collided with a huge smash

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5 a person or thing that is successful
  • the new Broadway musical is a smash

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The first known use of smash was in 1725

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“Smash.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/smash. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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