from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A smash; a crash; especially, a serious accident on a railway, as when one train runs into another.

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  • n. a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)


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  • Director Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard) tries a smash-up of irreverent comedy and non-stop action, à la Lethal Weapon.

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  • I used to hunt squirrels in the woods between subdivisions there; carried a homemade fishing pole to the nearby creek's deepest pools; caught crawfish by turning over rocks in the shallows; rode my bike to a friend's house to play smash-up derby with model cars; and it's where I had to sneak past the local bully's house by cutting through his neighbor's back yard.

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  • Sooner or later he is going to break out, and then there's going to be a smash-up.

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  • ` You are travelling the same path that Bishop Morehouse is, and toward a similar smash-up.

    Chapter 6: Adumbrations

  • TWISTS AND TURNS: Not since Grey's Anatomy's Callie and Arizona has a car calamity been more obviously telegraphed than Amber's blind-sided smash-up on Parenthood, setting up next week's traumatic season finale.

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  • I am grateful to Wall Street for creating a spectacular market smash-up based on the mortgage securities market, my first beat.

    The new desperation: homebuilders, the economy and the Poconos - Nancy Miller - The New Wall St. - True/Slant

  • Astronomers detected the dark matter because it separated from the normal matter during the cosmic smash-up.

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  • But he said the earlier smash-up was "absolutely" the hardest he's ever been hit at any level of football, that he had moved Andre Johnson out of the way "and in the process got myself into the sightlines."

    Reed Doughty on getting hit by LaRon Landry

  • Some among the press chortled, as if they were looking forward to a smash-up and a chance to report on casualties.


  • More than two dozen cars, at least 27 vehicles in all, involved in a big smash-up as cars began sliding and careening into each other on the ice, on this on-ramp.

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2010


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