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Definition 1: the act of colliding with something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where smash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his crash through the window
  • the fullback's smash into the defensive line

Synonyms for smash in the sense of this definition

(smash is a kind of ...) the act of contacting one thing with another

"repeated hitting raised a large bruise" "after three misses she finally got a hit"

(... is a kind of smash ) a sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something

Definition 2: a conspicuous success - [noun denoting act]

Samples where smash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career
  • that new Broadway show is a real smasher
  • the party went with a bang

Synonyms for smash in the sense of this definition

(smash is a kind of ...) an attainment that is successful

"his success in the marathon was unexpected" "his new play was a great success"

(... is a kind of smash ) an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)

(... is a kind of smash ) an unexpected hit

"that movie was the sleeper of the summer"

Definition 3: a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for smash in the sense of this definition

(smash is a kind of ...) a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player

"he won the point on a cross-court return"

Definition 4: a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles) - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for smash in the sense of this definition

(smash is a kind of ...) an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object

"three passengers were killed in the collision" "the collision of the two ships resulted in a serious oil spill"

(smash belongs to category ...) a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails

Definition 5: a vigorous blow - [noun denoting event]

Samples where smash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sudden knock floored him
  • he took a bash right in his face
  • he got a bang on the head

Synonyms for smash in the sense of this definition

(smash is a kind of ...) an impact (as from a collision)

"the bump threw him off the bicycle"

Definition 6: break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over - [verb of change]

Samples where smash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Smash a plate

Synonyms for smash in the sense of this definition

(smash is a kind of ...) destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments

"He broke the glass plate" "She broke the match"

(... is a kind of smash ) shatter as if by explosion

(smash has a similar meaning as ...) break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow

"The window smashed"

Definition 7: break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow - [verb of change]

Samples where smash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The window smashed

(smash is a kind of ...) become separated into pieces or fragments

"The figurine broke" "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

(smash has a similar meaning as ...) break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over

"Smash a plate"

Definition 8: overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful) - [verb of competition]

Samples where smash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off

(smash is a kind of ...) defeat soundly and humiliatingly

"The home team demolished the visitors"

Definition 9: hit hard - [verb of contact]

Samples where smash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He smashed a 3-run homer

Synonyms for smash in the sense of this definition

(smash is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 10: collide or strike violently and suddenly - [verb of contact]

Samples where smash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The motorcycle smashed into the guard rail

(smash is a kind of ...) crash together with violent impact

"The cars collided" "Two meteors clashed"

Definition 11: hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke - [verb of contact]

(smash is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

Definition 12: damage or destroy as if by violence - [verb of contact]

Samples where smash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teenager banged up the car of his mother

Synonyms for smash in the sense of this definition

(smash is a kind of ...) inflict damage upon

"The snow damaged the roof" "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

Definition 13: humiliate or depress completely - [verb of emotion]

Samples where smash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation
  • The death of her son smashed her

Synonyms for smash in the sense of this definition

(smash is a kind of ...) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

"He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"

Definition 14: hit violently - [verb of motion]

Samples where smash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She smashed her car against the guard rail

(smash is a kind of ...) drive something violently into a location

"he hit his fist on the table" "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

Definition 15: reduce to bankruptcy - [verb of possession]

Samples where smash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!
  • The slump in the financial markets smashed him

Synonyms for smash in the sense of this definition

(smash is a kind of ...) make poor

Definition 16: with a loud crash - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where smash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the car went smash through the fence

Synonyms for smash in the sense of this definition

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