Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A total collapse or defeat.
  • noun A serious collision between vehicles; a wreck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An abrupt, damaging breakdown or failure
  • noun A collision involving one or more vehicles

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Examples

  • Because no LAPD officer witnessed the crash, Knight will most likely not be cited for the smashup, which is now a case for the parties 'respective insurance companies.

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  • Just a few months ago, the Soviet Union seemed headed for some kind of smashup: there was talk of violence in the streets, the fall of Gorbachev, an Army takeover.

    Why The War Has Changed So Little

  • Knight will most likely not be cited for the smashup, which is now a case for the parties 'respective insurance companies. "

    Queerty

  • Astronomers have long thought the asteroid belt is being ground down through collisions, but such a smashup has never been seen before.

    ianrandalstrock's Journal

  • One fragment of that ancient smashup may have struck Earth 65 million years ago, triggering a mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs.

    ianrandalstrock: Maybe it's a Romulan warbird

  • I can obviously see that taking even 2 officers out of a 6man team is a nightmare, but I recall one quite minor smashup on the M11 last year, and we counted 6 police vehicles speeding up the emergency lane.

    Bad Vibrations And The Smell Of Benzine. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • And then Catherine was looking at an image of a two-car smashup in front of the exit ramp on Carson Street, the traffic on Main visibly clotted around the vehicles.

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Skin Deep

  • One fragment of that ancient smashup may have struck Earth 65 million years ago, triggering a mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs.

    Hubble Takes A Look at Possible Asteroid Collision | Universe Today

  • Astronomers have long thought the asteroid belt is being ground down through collisions, but such a smashup has never been seen before.

    ianrandalstrock: Maybe it's a Romulan warbird

  • One fragment of that ancient smashup may have struck Earth 65 million years ago, triggering a mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs.

    ianrandalstrock's Journal

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