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smash

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive), Adverb
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21 in 16 verses (in OT : 21 in 16 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

smashv. t. [Cf. Sw. smisk a blow, stroke, smiska to strike, dial. Sw. smaske to kiss with a noise, and E. smack a loud kiss, a slap.].
  •  To break in pieces by violence; to dash to pieces; to crush.  [1913 Webster]
    "Here everything is broken and smashed to pieces."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hit (the ball) from above the level of the net with a very hard overhand stroke.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
smashv. i. 
     To break up, or to pieces suddenly, as the result of collision or pressure.  [1913 Webster]
smashn. 
  •  A breaking or dashing to pieces; utter destruction; wreck.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, bankruptcy.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

smash, v., n., & adv.
--v.
1 tr. & intr. (often foll. by up) a break into pieces; shatter. b bring or come to sudden or complete destruction, defeat, or disaster.
2 tr. (foll. by into, through) (of a vehicle etc.) move with great force and impact.
3 tr. & intr. (foll. by in) break in with a crushing blow (smashed in the window).
4 tr. (in tennis, squash, etc.) hit (a ball etc.) with great force, esp. downwards (smashed it back over the net).
5 intr. (of a business etc.) go bankrupt, come to grief.
6 tr. (as smashed adj.) sl. intoxicated.
--n.
1 the act or an instance of smashing; a violent fall, collision, or disaster.
2 the sound of this.
3 (in full smash hit) a very successful play, song, performer, etc.
4 a stroke in tennis, squash, etc., in which the ball is hit esp. downwards with great force.
5 a violent blow with a fist etc.
6 bankruptcy; a series of commercial failures.
7 a mixture of spirits (usu. brandy) with flavoured water and ice.
--adv. with a smash (fell smash on the floor).

Idiom
go to smash be ruined etc. smash-and-grab (of a robbery etc.) in which the thief smashes a shop-window and seizes goods. smash-up a violent collision; a complete smash.
Etymology
18th c., prob. imit. after smack, smite and bash, mash, etc.

THESAURUS

smash

Waterloo, abrade, accident, annihilate, appulse, asphyxiate, atomize, bang, bang into, bash, bastinado, bat, be poised, bear market, bearish market, beat, beat down, beating, belt, bend, best seller, biff, big hit, billow, blast, blow, blow down, bonk, boom, bottle up, bray, break, break down, break into pieces, break to pieces, break up, breakdown, breaking up, breakup, brecciate, brilliant success, bring down, brunt, bulldoze, bulldozing, bulling, bump, bump into, burn down, burst, butter, calamity, cannon, carambole, carom, carom into, cast down, casualty, cataclysm, cataplasm, catastrophe, cave, cave-in, censor, chew, choke off, chop, chop down, clamp down on, clap, clash, cleave, clip, clobber, clout, clump, collapse, collide, collision, comb, come into collision, comedown, comminute, concuss, concussion, confront each other, conquer, conquering, conquest, contretemps, contriturate, cork, cork up, crack, crack down on, crack up, crack-up, crash, crash into, cropper, crumb, crumble, crump, crunch, crush, cushion, cut, cut down, cut to pieces, damp down, dash, dash into, deathblow, debacle, decimate, declining market, defeat, deflation, demolish, dental pulp, destruction, diffuse, dig, dint, disassemble, disaster, disintegrate, dismantle, disperse, disrupt, downfall, drown, drub, drubbing, drumming, ease, ebb and flow, encounter, extinguish, fad, failure, fall, fall foul of, fell, fission, flatten, flour, fluff, foul, fragment, fusillade, gag, gas, gasser, gentle, grain, granulate, granulize, grate, great success, grief, grind, grind to powder, hammering, heave, hiding, hit, hit against, hold down, humble, hurt, hurtle, ill hap, impact, impinge, impingement, jab, jar, jolt, jump on, keep down, keep under, kill, killing, knead, knock, knock against, knock down, knock over, knockout, lambasting, lathering, laxate, level, levigate, lick, licking, lift, limber, limber up, loosen, macerate, make mincemeat of, mash, massage, master, mastery, masticate, mauling, meet, meeting, mellow, meteoric success, milden, mill, mince, misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap, mollify, momentary success, mow down, mush, muzzle, nasty blow, nose dive, off market, onslaught, overcoming, override, overthrow, overturn, paper pulp, pash, paste, peak, pelf, pelt, percuss, percussion, pestle, pick to pieces, pileup, pith, plaster, plump, plunk, poke, popple, porridge, poultice, pound, pour water on, powder, pratfall, prostrate, pudding, pull down, pull in pieces, pull to pieces, pulp, pulp lead, pulpify, pulpwood, pulverize, punch, put down, quash, quell, quench, quietus, rag pulp, ramming, rap, rase, raze, reduce, reduce to powder, reduce to rubble, relax, rend, repercussion, repress, resounding triumph, retreating market, rhino, ride down, riot, rise, rise and fall, rive, roaring success, rocks, roll, ruin, run into, sag, sagging market, sauce, scatter, scend, scratch, scrunch, send, sensation, shake up, shard, shatter, shekels, shipwreck, shiver, shock, shred, shut down on, sideswipe, silence, sit down on, sit on, slam, slam into, sledgehammering, slog, slug, slump, smack, smack into, smash hit, smash into, smash up, smash-up, smashing, smashup, smatter, smother, sock, soft market, soften, soften up, splinter, split, sponge, squash, squelch, squish, staggering blow, stanch, steamroller, stifle, strangle, strike, strike against, stroke, stuff, stultify, stumble, stumpy, subdual, subdue, subduing, subjugate, subjugation, successful, suffocate, sugar, sulfate pulp, sulfite pulp, sunder, supple, suppress, surge, swat, swell, swing, swipe, tailspin, take apart, take down, tattoo, tear apart, tear down, tear to pieces, tear to shreds, tear to tatters, tenderize, thrashing, throttle, throw down, thrusting, thump, thwack, tone down, toss, total, total loss, tragedy, trample down, trample underfoot, tread underfoot, trimming, triturate, triumph, trouncing, tumble, tune down, unbuild, undo, undoing, undulate, unmake, vanquish, vanquishment, wallop, wampum, washout, wave, welt, whack, wham, whipping, white lead, whomp, whop, wood pulp, wow, wrack, wrack up, wreck, yerk

ROGET THESAURUS

smash

Failure

N failure, nonsuccess, nonfulfillment, dead failure, successlessness, abortion, miscarriage, brutum fulmen, labor in vain, no go, inefficacy, inefficaciousness, vain attempt, ineffectual attempt, abortive attempt, abortive efforts, flash in the pan, lame and impotent conclusion, frustration, slip 'twixt cup and lip, blunder, fault, omission, miss, oversight, slip, trip, stumble, claudication, footfall, false step, wrong step, faux pas, titubation, b_evue, faute, lurch, botchery, scrape, mess, fiasco, breakdown, flunk, mishap, split, collapse, smash, blow, explosion, repulse, rebuff, defeat, rout, overthrow, discomfiture, beating, drubbing, quietus, nonsuit, subjugation, checkmate, stalemate, fool's mate, fall, downfall, ruin, perdition, wreck, deathblow, bankruptcy, losing game, affaire flamb_ee, victim, bankrupt, flunker, flunky, unsuccessful, successless, failing, tripping, at fault, unfortunate, abortive, addle, stillborn, fruitless, bootless, ineffectual, ineffective, inconsequential, trifling, nugatory, inefficient, insufficient, unavailing, of no effect, aground, grounded, swamped, stranded, cast away, wrecked, foundered, capsized, shipwrecked, nonsuited, foiled, defeated, struck down, borne down, broken down, downtrodden, overborne, overwhelmed, all up with, ploughed, plowed, plucked, lost, undone, ruined, broken, bankrupt, played out, done up, done for, dead beat, ruined root and branch, flambe, knocked on the head, destroyed, frustrated, crossed, unhinged, disconcerted dashed, thrown off one's balance, thrown on one's back, thrown on one's beam ends, unhorsed, in a sorry plight, hard hit, stultified, befooled, dished, hoist on one's own petard, victimized, sacrificed, wide of the mark, out of one's reckoning, left in the lurch, thrown away, unattained, uncompleted, unsuccessfully, to little or no purpose, in vain, re infecta, the bubble has burst, the jig is up, the game is up, all is lost, the devil to pay, parturiunt montes, dies infaustus, tout est perdu hors l'honneur.

Destruction

N destruction, waste, dissolution, breaking up, diruption, disruption, consumption, disorganization, fall, downfall, devastation, ruin, perdition, crash, eboulement, smash, havoc, delabrement, debacle, break down, break up, fall apart, prostration, desolation, bouleversement, wreck, wrack, shipwreck, cataclysm, washout, extinction, annihilation, destruction of life, knock-down blow, doom, crack of doom, destroying, demolition, demolishment, overthrow, subversion, suppression, abolition, biblioclasm, sacrifice, ravage, razzia, inactivation, incendiarism, revolution, extirpation, beginning of the end, commencement de la fin, road to ruin, dilapidation, sabotage, destroyed, perishing, trembling to its fall, nodding to its fall, tottering to its fall, in course of destruction, extinct, all-destroying, all-devouring, all-engulfing, destructive, subversive, ruinous, devastating, incendiary, deletory, destroying, suicidal, deadly, with crushing effect, with a sledge hammer, delenda est Carthago, dum Roma deliberat Saguntum perit, ecrasez l'infame.

VB be destroyed, perish, fall to the ground, tumble, topple, go to pieces, fall to pieces, break up, crumble to dust, go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, go to wreck, go to pot, go to wrack and ruin, go by the board, go all to smash, be all over, be all up, be all with, totter to its fall, destroy, do away with, make away with, nullify, annual, sacrifice, demolish, tear up, overturn, overthrow, overwhelm, upset, subvert, put an end to, seal the doom of, do in, do for, dish, undo, break up, cut up, break down, cut down, pull down, mow down, blow down, beat down, suppress, quash, put down, do a job on, cut short, take off, blot out, dispel, dissipate, dissolve, consume, smash, crash, quell, squash, squelch, crumple up, shatter, shiver, batter to pieces, tear to pieces, crush to pieces, cut to pieces, shake to pieces, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, laniate, nip, tear to rags, tear to tatters, crush to atoms, knock to atoms, ruin, strike out, throw over, knock down over, fell, sink, swamp, scuttle, wreck, shipwreck, engulf, ingulf, submerge, lay in ashes, lay in ruins, sweep away, erase, wipe out, expunge, raze, level with the dust, level with the ground, waste, atomize, vaporize, deal destruction, desolate, devastate, lay waste, ravage gut, disorganize, dismantle, devour, swallow up, sap, mine, blast, bomb, blow to smithereens, drop the big one, confound, exterminate, extinguish, quench, annihilate, snuff out, put out, stamp out, trample out, lay in the dust, trample in the dust, prostrate, tread under foot, crush under foot, trample under foot, lay the ax to the root of, make short work of, make clean sweep of, make mincemeat of, cut up root and branch, chop into pieces, cut into ribbons, fling to the winds, scatter to the winds, throw overboard, strike at the root of, sap the foundations of, spring a mine, blow up, ravage with fire and sword, cast to the dogs, eradicate.


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