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smashing

verb
present participle of smash

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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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The first known use of smashing was in 1825

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“Smashing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/smashing. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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