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English noun: smash

1. smash (event) a vigorous blow


SamplesThe sudden knock floored him.
He took a bash right in his face.
He got a bang on the head.


Synonymsbang, bash, belt, knock


Broader (hypernym)blow, bump

2. smash (event) a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)


Synonymssmash-up


Broader (hypernym)collision


Domain categoryautomotive vehicle, motor vehicle

3. smash (act) a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head


Synonymsoverhead


Broader (hypernym)return

4. smash (act) the act of colliding with something


SamplesHis crash through the window.
The fullback's smash into the defensive line.


Synonymscrash


Broader (hypernym)hit, hitting, striking


Narrower (hyponym)impaction, impingement

5. smash (act) a conspicuous success


SamplesThat 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.


Synonymsbang, hit, smasher, strike


Broader (hypernym)success


Narrower (hyponym)blockbuster, megahit, sleeper, smash hit


English adverb: smash

1. smash with a loud crash


SamplesThe car went smash through the fence.


Synonymssmashingly


English verb: smash

1. smash (contact) hit hard


SamplesHe smashed a 3-run homer.


Synonymsblast, boom, nail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hit

2. smash (change) break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over


SamplesSmash a plate.


ExamplesThey smash the glass tubes


Synonymsdash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break


Narrower (hyponym)blast, knock down


Verb groupsmash

3. smash (possession) reduce to bankruptcy


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


Synonymsbankrupt, break, ruin


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)impoverish

4. smash (motion) hit violently


SamplesShe smashed her car against the guard rail.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)hit, strike

5. smash (emotion) humiliate or depress completely


SamplesShe was crushed by his refusal of her invitation.
The death of her son smashed her.


Synonymscrush, demolish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abase, chagrin, humble, humiliate, mortify

6. smash (contact) damage or destroy as if by violence


SamplesThe teenager banged up the car of his mother.


Synonymsbang up, smash up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)damage

7. smash (contact) hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit

8. smash (contact) collide or strike violently and suddenly


SamplesThe motorcycle smashed into the guard rail.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)clash, collide

9. smash (competition) overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful)


SamplesThe police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)demolish, destroy

10. smash (change) break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow


SamplesThe window smashed.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up


Verb groupdash, smash









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