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  • v. to destroy, or be destroyed by smashing.
  • v. to injure or maim

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. damage or destroy as if by violence


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  • You premeditatedly stalk Carl Finkus until he parks in a disabled zone, smash up his car, get arrested, then pull your pants down in a police station, andI am somehow overreacting?

    Balancing in High Heels

  • And there were editorials written in which he was called an enemy of society, possessed of the manners and culture of a caveman, a fomenter of wasteful business troubles, the destroyer of the city's prosperity in commerce and trade, an anarchist of dire menace; and one editorial gravely recommended that hanging would be a lesson to him and his ilk, and concluded with the fervent hope that some day his big motor-car would smash up and smash him with it.

    Chapter VII

  • By this time it was clear that Bragg intended to fall back behind the Tennessee River, and our only chance of accomplishing anything of importance was to smash up his rear-guard before it crossed the Cumberland Mountains, and in pursuance of this idea I was directed to attack such of his force as was holding on to Winchester.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • At the very least, her hands would have been too full to smash up Carl Finkus’s car.

    Balancing in High Heels

  • If I cannot, I shall retire to the Equator and leave you the indelible disgrace of abandoning the garrisons of Sennar, Kassala, Berber and Dongola, with the certainty that you will eventually be forced to smash up the Mahdi under great difficulties, if you would retain peace in Egypt.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • And to prevent this, to prevent Louvaine from having him, she would end it all, would smash up the partnership, expose ‘Louvaine Barker’, face disgrace and ruin, sacrifice it all.

    Tour de Force


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