Smash v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smashed p. pr. & vb. n. Smashing.]
1. To break in pieces by violence; to dash to pieces; to crush.
Here everything is broken and smashed to pieces. --Burke.
2. Lawn Tennis To hit (the ball) from above the level of the net with a very hard overhand stroke.
Smash, v. i. To break up, or to pieces suddenly, as the result of collision or pressure.
1. A breaking or dashing to pieces; utter destruction; wreck.
2. Hence, bankruptcy. [Colloq.]
n 1: a vigorous blow; "the sudden knock floored him"; "he took a
bash right in his face"; "he got a bang on the head"
[syn: knock, bash, bang, belt]
2: a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles) [syn: smash-up]
3: a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head [syn:
4: the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the
window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"
5: a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and
marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway
show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang"
[syn: hit, smasher, strike, bang]
adv : with a loud crash; "the car went smash through the fence"
v 1: hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer" [syn: nail, boom, blast]
2: break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a
plate" [syn: dash]
3: reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going
to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed
him" [syn: bankrupt, ruin, break]
4: hit violently; "She smashed her car against the guard rail"
5: humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his
refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed
her" [syn: crush, demolish]
6: damage or destroy as if by violence; "The teenager banged up
the car of his mother" [syn: bang up, smash up]
7: hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke
8: collide or strike violently and suddenly; "The motorcycle
smashed into the guard rail"
9: overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful);
"The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped
10: break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow; "The