from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter. See Synonyms at break.
- transitive v. To throw or dash (something) violently so as to shatter or crush. See Synonyms at crush.
- transitive v. To strike with a heavy blow; batter.
- transitive v. Sports To hit (a ball or shuttlecock) in a forceful overhand stroke.
- transitive v. To crush or destroy completely: smashed all resistance.
- intransitive v. To strike or collide suddenly, noisily, and violently: The car smashed into a tree.
- intransitive v. To break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow or collision.
- intransitive v. Sports To hit a ball or shuttlecock in a forceful overhand stroke.
- intransitive v. To be crushed or destroyed.
- intransitive v. To go bankrupt.
- n. The act or sound of smashing.
- n. The condition of having been smashed.
- n. Total defeat or destruction; ruin.
- n. Financial failure; bankruptcy.
- n. A collision or crash.
- n. A drink made of mint, sugar, soda water, and alcoholic liquor, usually brandy.
- n. A soft drink made of crushed fruit.
- n. Sports A forceful overhand stroke, as in tennis or badminton.
- n. Informal A resounding success: The play was a smash on Broadway.
- adj. Informal Of, relating to, or being a resounding success: a smash hit on Broadway.
- adv. With a sudden violent crash.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The sound of a violent impact; a violent striking together.
- n. A traffic accident.
- n. Something very successful.
- n. A very hard overhead shot hit sharply downward.
- n. bankruptcy
- v. To break (something brittle) violently.
- v. To hit extremely hard.
- v. To ruin completely and suddenly.
- v. To defeat overwhelmingly.
- v. To deform through continuous pressure.
- v. To be destroyed by being smashed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To break in pieces by violence; to dash to pieces; to crush.
- transitive v. To hit (the ball) from above the level of the net with a very hard overhand stroke.
- intransitive v. To break up, or to pieces suddenly, as the result of collision or pressure.
- n. A breaking or dashing to pieces; utter destruction; wreck.
- n. Hence, bankruptcy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To break in pieces utterly and with violence; dash to pieces; shatter; crush.
- To render insolvent; bankrupt.
- To dash violently; fling violently and noisily: as, he smashed it against the wall.
- In lawn-tennis, to strike with much strength; bat very swiftly.
- Synonyms Shatter, etc. See dash.
- To act with a crushing force; produce a crushing or crashing.
- To be broken or dashed to pieces suddenly and roughly; go to pieces by a violent blow or collision.
- To be ruined; fail; become insolvent or bankrupt: generally with up.
- To dash violently: as, the locomotives smashed into each other.
- To utter base coin.
- n. A violent dashing or crushing to pieces: as, the lurch of the ship was attended with a great smash of glass and china.
- n. Destruction; ruin in general; specifically, failure; bankruptcy: as, his business has gone to smash.
- n. A drink composed of spirit (generally brandy), cut ice, water, sugar, and sprigs of mint: it is like a julep, but served in smaller glasses.
- n. A disastrous collision, especially on a railroad; a smash-up.
- To press or make (the folded and sewed sections of a proposed book) of a uniform thickness.
- n. In lawn-tennis, an overhand volley played hard and fast to prevent, by the speed of the stroke, a return by the opponent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. collide or strike violently and suddenly
- v. humiliate or depress completely
- adv. with a loud crash
- v. damage or destroy as if by violence
- v. hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke
- v. break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow
- v. overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful)
- v. break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
- n. a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
- n. a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
- v. reduce to bankruptcy
- n. a conspicuous success
- v. hit violently
- v. hit hard
- n. the act of colliding with something
- n. a vigorous blow
Probably of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)