- The definition of a smash is a loud breaking sound, a crash, or a hard overhand stroke.
- An example of a smash is the sound of a bus person dropping a tub of dirty dishes on the ground.
- An example of a smash is what happens when two cars collide.
- An example of a smash is a tennis player hitting a tennis ball hard towards their opponent from a high point in the air.
- Smash is defined as to shatter, wreck or hit very hard.
- An example of smash is breaking a glass into tiny bits.
- An example of smash is forcefully hitting a volleyball over the net.
smash definition by Webster's New World
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- to break or shatter into pieces with noise or violence
- to hit (a tennis ball, badminton bird, etc.) with a hard overhand stroke
- to hit with a hard, heavy blow or impact
- to ruin completely; defeat utterly; wreck
Origin: probably ; from s-, intensive plush mash
- to break into pieces
- to be destroyed; come to ruin
- to collide with crushing force
- to move by smashing or with force
- a hard, heavy hit or blow; specif., a hard overhand stroke, as in tennis, that is difficult to return
- a violent, noisy breaking or shattering
- the sound of this
- a violent collision
- a wreck
- complete ruin or defeat; total failure, esp. in business
- an iced drink made of bruised mint leaves, sugar, soda water, and an alcoholic liquor
- ☆ an overwhelming popular success
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smash definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
verb smashed, smash·ing, smash·es verb, transitive
- To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter. See Synonyms at break.
- a. To throw or dash (something) violently so as to shatter or crush. See Synonyms at crush.b. To strike with a heavy blow; batter.
- Sports To hit (a ball or shuttlecock) in a forceful overhand stroke.
- To crush or destroy completely: smashed all resistance.
- To strike or collide suddenly, noisily, and violently: The car smashed into a tree.
- To break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow or collision.
- Sports To hit a ball or shuttlecock in a forceful overhand stroke.
- To be crushed or destroyed.
- To go bankrupt.
- a. The act or sound of smashing.b. The condition of having been smashed.
- a. Total defeat or destruction; ruin.b. Financial failure; bankruptcy.
- A collision or crash.
- a. A drink made of mint, sugar, soda water, and alcoholic liquor, usually brandy.b. A soft drink made of crushed fruit.
- Sports A forceful overhand stroke, as in tennis or badminton.
- Informal A resounding success: The play was a smash on Broadway.
Of, relating to, or being a resounding success: a smash hit on Broadway.adverb
With a sudden violent crash.
Origin: Probably of imitative origin.
- smashˈer noun
smash - Phrases/Idioms
go to smashInformal
- to become smashed, broken, or ruined
- to fail completely