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smash

  

      vb  
1    to break into pieces violently and usually noisily  
2    when intr, foll by: against, through, into, etc.   to throw or crash (against) vigorously, causing shattering  
he smashed the equipment, it smashed against the wall     
3    tr   to hit forcefully and suddenly  
4    tr     (Tennis, etc.)   to hit (the ball) fast and powerfully, esp. with an overhead stroke  
5    tr   to defeat or wreck (persons, theories, etc.)  
6    tr   to make bankrupt  
7    intr   to collide violently; crash  
8    intr; often foll by: up   to go bankrupt  
9    smash someone's face in  
Informal   to beat someone severely  
      n  
10    an act, instance, or sound of smashing or the state of being smashed  
11    a violent collision, esp. of vehicles  
12    a total failure or collapse, as of a business  
13      (Tennis, etc.)   a fast and powerful overhead stroke  
14    Informal  
a    something having popular success  
b    (in combination)  
smash-hit     
15    Slang   loose change; coins  
      adv  
16    with a smash  
     (C18: probably from sm(ack2 + m)ash)  
  smashable      adj  


forearm smash  
      n   a blow like a punch delivered with the forearm in certain types of wrestling  
smash-and-grab  
      adj  
Informal   of or relating to a robbery in which a shop window is broken and the contents removed  
smash-up   Informal  
      n  
1    a bad collision, esp. of cars  
      vb  
  smash up  
2    tr, adv   to damage to the point of complete destruction  
they smashed the place up     
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smash

  

      vb  
1    break, collide, crash, crush, demolish, disintegrate, pulverize, shatter, shiver  
      n  
2    accident, collision, crash, pile-up     (informal)   smash-up     (informal)  
      vb  
3    defeat, destroy, lay waste, overthrow, ruin, total     (slang)   trash     (slang)   wreck  
      n  
4    collapse, defeat, destruction, disaster, downfall, failure, ruin, shattering  

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