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smash

smash

 
pronunciation:
smaesh
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: smashed, smashes, smashing
definition 1: to break (something) into small pieces by hitting, throwing, or dropping, often noisily.
To escape the flames, they smashed the windows.
synonyms:
break, dash, demolish, shatter
similar words:
crash, crumble, crunch, crush, pulverize, splinter
definition 2: to hit (someone or something) hard; batter.
She smashed him on the head with a brick.
synonyms:
bash, hit, strike
similar words:
batter, beat, belt, clobber, mash, pound, slam, smite, whack
definition 3: to spoil completely; ruin.
Her rejection of him smashed his dreams.
synonyms:
demolish, destroy, ruin, shatter, spoil
similar words:
crash, dash, devastate, pulverize, ravage, wreck
definition 4: in tennis and similar sports, to hit (a ball) downward with a forceful overhand stroke.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to crack into pieces.
The windows smashed during the earthquake.
synonyms:
break, crack, crash, shatter
similar words:
crumble, splinter
definition 2: to hit with great force (usu. fol. by against, into, through, or the like).
The car smashed into the telephone pole.
synonyms:
batter, hit, strike
similar words:
beat, collide, crash, crunch, dash, slam
definition 3: in tennis and similar sports, to hit a ball downward with a forceful overhand stroke.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of smashing.
synonyms:
breaking, crash, shattering
definition 2: the sound produced by this.
synonyms:
crash
definition 3: a collision or wreck, esp. of automobiles.
synonyms:
collision, crack-up, crash, smash-up, wreck
definition 4: in tennis and similar sports, a forceful overhand stroke that sends the ball downward.
definition 5: (informal) something that is very popular; a complete success.
Their latest show is a real smash.
synonyms:
hit, success, triumph
antonyms:
flop
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: (informal) of, relating to, or being a popular success.
The song was a smash hit.
similar words:
popular, successful, triumphal
derivation: smashable (adj.)
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