Synonyms for smash
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To break (something brittle) violently.
I could hear the screech of the brakes, then the horrible smash of cars colliding.
A traffic accident.
The driver and two passengers were badly injured in the smash.
Something very successful.
The news smashed any hopes of a reunion.
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.
To deform through continuous pressure.
I slowly smashed the modeling clay flat with the palm of my hand.
To be destroyed by being smashed.
The crockery smashed as it hit the floor.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To break is to divide sharply, with severance of particles, as by a blow or strain. To burst is to break by pressure from within, as a bombshell, but it is used also for the result of violent force otherwise exerted; as, to burst in a door, where the door yields as if to an explosion. To crush is to break by pressure from without, as an egg-shell. To crack is to break without complete severance of parts; a cracked cup or mirror may still hold together. Fracture has a somewhat similar sense. In a fractured limb, the ends of the broken bone may be separated, tho both portions are still retained within the common muscular tissue. A shattered object is broken suddenly and in numerous directions; as, a vase is shattered by a blow, a building by an earthquake. A shivered glass is broken into numerous minute, needle-like fragments. To smash is to break thoroughly to pieces with a crashing sound by some sudden act of violence; a watch once smashed will scarcely be worth repair. To split is to cause wood to crack or part in the way of the grain, and is applied to any other case where a natural tendency to separation is enforced by an external cause; as, to split a convention or a party. To demolish is to beat down, as a mound, building, fortress, etc.; to destroy is to put by any process beyond restoration physically, mentally, or morally; to destroy an army is so to shatter and scatter it that it can not be rallied or reassembled as a fighting force. Compare REND.
Break to pieces, or in pieces, into several pieces (when the object is thought of as divided rather than shattered); break with a friend; from or away from a suppliant; break into a house; out of prison; break across one's knee; break through a hedge; break in upon one's retirement; break over the rules; break on or upon the shore, against the rocks.
knock, bash, bang, smash, beltnoun
a vigorous blow
"the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
crash, bam, swath, boot, clap, bang, fringe, strike, thrill, smasher, roast, rap, belted ammunition, belt, kick, knock, rush, flush, overhead, brawl, smash-up, belt ammunition, charge, whang, whack, hit, knocking, eruption, bash, do, blast
a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
crash, command overhead, operating cost, bang, operating expense, strike, viewgraph, command processing overhead, smash-up, belt, knock, smasher, overhead, budget items, command processing overhead time, hit, disk overhead, bash
the act of colliding with something
"his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"
hit, smash, smasher, strike, bangverb
a conspicuous success
"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"
charge, hit, crash, belt, fringe, beauty, knock, bam, strike, ten-strike, striking, clap, lulu, stunner, kick, looker, eruption, boot, sweetheart, smasher, flush, thrill, collision, work stoppage, ravisher, hitting, rap, tap, bash, blast, rush, overhead, bang, peach, mantrap, smash-up, dish, knockout
smash, nail, boom, blastverb
"He smashed a 3-run homer"
boom out, cop, shoot, crush, bankrupt, complete, thunder, nail, nail down, pass with flying colors, arrest, bang up, nab, din, smash up, ruin, boom, demolish, pillory, break, breeze through, ace, blare, sweep through, sail through, pinpoint, collar, apprehend, savage, peg, thrive, pick up, expand, flourish, crucify, blast, dash, knock down, shell
break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
"Smash a plate"
scare off, ruin, shoot, demolish, scoot, pall, frighten away, blast, flash, scare, crush, bang up, bankrupt, break, smash up, daunt, scud, nail, scare away, crash, boom, frighten off, dart, dash
bankrupt, ruin, break, smashverb
reduce to bankruptcy
"My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
crack, break away, give way, soften, reveal, develop, unwrap, conk out, part, collapse, die, smash up, transgress, founder, weaken, dash, discover, bang up, snap off, stop, go, demote, break out, separate, split, give away, destroy, damp, deflower, offend, get out, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, divulge, pause, let on, get around, interrupt, wear out, cave in, break-dance, crush, break up, check, give out, break in, give, split up, better, burst, go bad, boom, breach, break off, disclose, bust, erupt, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, fall in, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, kick downstairs, blast, nail, break down, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, expose, break, demolish, discontinue, intermit, wear
"She smashed her car against the guard rail"
crush, smash, demolishverb
humiliate or depress completely
"She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
vanquish, pulverise, bang up, squelch, trounce, beat, break down, ruin, dash, demolish, oppress, suppress, break, smash up, destroy, pulverize, squeeze, nail, bankrupt, crush, mash, boom, squash, beat out, shell, jam, blast
bang up, smash up, smashverb
damage or destroy as if by violence
"The teenager banged up the car of his mother"
hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke
collide or strike violently and suddenly
"The motorcycle smashed into the guard rail"
overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful)
"The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off"
break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow
"The window smashed"
with a loud crash
"the car went smash through the fence"
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How to use smash in a sentence?
We’ve really never seen this in the West before, many of these refugees experience two kind of persecution that we refer to as smash and squeeze.
I hit probably every putt short, i think that's what everybody has been doing. It's hard to think that you have to smash the putts at a U.S. Open.
This seems like it's an organized smash and grab robbery. This doesn't seem like looting. We're thinking of scenarios where first responders are completely overwhelmed, and folks often may be on their own.
None of these burglaries were sophisticated. They were nothing more than smash and grab burglaries.
It's absolutely outrageous. Obviously it cannot continue, but the fact is that there is an attitude of lawlessness in our country that springs from I don't know where… and we cannot have that lawlessness become the norm. WARRANT ISSUED FOR CALIFORNIA NORDSTROM SMASH-AND-GRAB SUSPECT PREVIOUSLY RELEASED ON BAIL.
Translations for smash
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- esmaixadaCatalan, Valencian
- schmettern, zusammenschlagen, zerbrechen, zerschellen, zertrümmern, zerschmetternGerman
- golpear, machucar, destrozar, estrellarSpanish
- درهم کوبیدنPersian
- murskautua, paukaus, hitti, murskata, jysäyttää, rämähdys, mäiskäistä, iskulyönti, pirstoaFinnish
- smash, fracasser, percuter, écraserFrench
- brisScottish Gaelic
- haukuru, haukereMāori
- smash, voltreffer, dreun, klapDutch
- smash, golpear, batidaPortuguese
- грохот, рубануть, разбить, смэш, вмазать, ударить, громить, успех, крушение, сокрушить, разбиться, разгромить, долбануть, грохнутьRussian
- smeč, смечSerbo-Croatian
- నాశనం చేయు, బాదుTelugu
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