- 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.
- 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 of smashprobably ; from s-, intensive + 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
go to smashInformal
- to become smashed, broken, or ruined
- to fail completely
verbsmashed, smash·ing, smash·es
- a. To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter. See Synonyms at break.b. To render (something) into a mush or pulp, as by throwing or crushing: smashed the tomatoes against the wall. See Synonyms at crush.
- a. To strike with a heavy blow or impact: The boxer smashed his opponent in the ribs. The bulldozer smashed down the barricade.b. Sports To hit (a ball, puck, or shuttlecock) in a forceful overhand stroke.c. To cause to come into forceful contact with something: stood up and smashed his head against the cabinet door.
- To crush or destroy completely: The army smashed the rebellion.
- To surpass or outdo by a large margin: smashed the record for goals in a season.
- To move and 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: The dish smashed when it hit the floor.
- Sports To hit a ball, puck, or shuttlecock in a forceful overhand stroke.
- To go bankrupt.
- a. A heavy blow or collision: The smash knocked over the signpost.b. Sports A forceful overhand stroke, as in tennis or badminton.
- A violent breaking of something or the noise made by such breaking: There was a loud smash in the kitchen as the dishes fell off the shelf.
- a. Total defeat or destruction; ruin.b. Financial failure; bankruptcy.
- a. A drink made of mint, sugar, soda water, and alcoholic liquor, usually brandy.b. A soft drink made of crushed fruit.
- Informal A resounding success: The play was a smash on Broadway.
Origin of smashProbably of imitative origin.
- The sound of a violent impact; a violent striking together.
- I could hear the screech of the brakes, then the horrible smash of cars colliding.
- (UK, colloquial) A traffic accident.
- The driver and two passengers were badly injured in the smash.
- (colloquial, entertainment) Something very successful.
- This new show of mine is sure to be a smash.
- (tennis) A very hard overhead shot hit sharply downward.
- A smash may not be as pretty as a good half volley, but it can still win points.
- (colloquial, archaic) bankruptcy
(third-person singular simple present smashes, present participle smashing, simple past and past participle smashed)
- To break (something brittle) violently.
- The demolition team smashed the buildings to rubble.
- The flying rock smashed the window to pieces.
- To hit extremely hard.
- He smashed his head against the table.
- Bonds smashed the ball 467 feet, the second longest home run in the history of the park.
- (figuratively) To ruin completely and suddenly.
- The news smashed any hopes of a reunion.
- (figuratively) To defeat overwhelmingly.
- The Indians smashed the Yankees 22-0.
- (US) To deform through continuous pressure.
- I slowly smashed the modeling clay flat with the palm of my hand.
- (intransitive) To be destroyed by being smashed.
- The crockery smashed as it hit the floor.
- (slang, vulgar, of a man) To have sexual intercourse with.
- Would you smash her?