Definition of "smash" [smash]

  • To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter. See Synonyms at break. (verb-transitive)
  • To throw or dash (something) violently so as to shatter or crush. See Synonyms at crush. (verb-transitive)
  • To strike with a heavy blow; batter. (verb-transitive)
  • Sports To hit (a ball or shuttlecock) in a forceful overhand stroke. (verb-transitive)
  • To crush or destroy completely: smashed all resistance. (verb-transitive)

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Use "smash" in a sentence
  • "It bursts like a rainstorm, sheet upon sheet, _smash, smash, smash_, with one or two more of the heavier shells punctuating the shower of the lighter ones."
  • "I'm letting go of it as fast as I can, and a smash is the quickest way to let go."
  • "Indeed, the Israelis are saying that they need certainly several more days to what they call smash Hezbollah's capabilities."