(noun, verb, adverb)


1. with a loud crash

- the car went smash through the fence

Similar word(s): smashingly


1. a vigorous blow

Similar word(s): bang, bash, belt, knock

Definition categories: event, blow, bump

2. a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)

Definition categories: event, collision

3. a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head

Similar word(s): overhead

Definition categories: act, return

4. the act of colliding with something

- the fullback's smash into the defensive line

Similar word(s): crash

Definition categories: act, hit, hitting, striking

5. a conspicuous success

- that new Broadway show is a real smasher

Similar word(s): bang, hit, smasher, strike

Definition categories: act, success

Sentences with smash as a noun:

- I could hear the screech of the brakes, then the horrible smash of cars colliding.

- The driver and two passengers were badly injured in the smash.

- This new show of mine is sure to be a smash.

- A smash may not be as pretty as a good half volley, but it can still win points.


1. hit hard

- He smashed a 3-run homer

Similar word(s): blast, boom, nail

Definition categories: contact, hit

2. break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over

- Smash a plate

Similar word(s): dash

Definition categories: change, break

3. reduce to bankruptcy

- The slump in the financial markets smashed him

Similar word(s): bankrupt, break, ruin

Definition categories: possession, impoverish

4. hit violently

- She smashed her car against the guard rail

Definition categories: motion, hit, strike

5. humiliate or depress completely

- The death of her son smashed her

Similar word(s): crush

Definition categories: emotion, abase, chagrin, humble, humiliate, mortify

6. damage or destroy as if by violence

Definition categories: contact, damage

7. hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke

Definition categories: contact, hit

8. collide or strike violently and suddenly

- The motorcycle smashed into the guard rail

Definition categories: contact, clash, collide

9. overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful)

- The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off

Definition categories: competition, demolish, destroy

10. break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow

- The window smashed

Definition categories: change, break, separate

Sentences with smash as a verb:

- The demolition team smashed the buildings to rubble.

- The flying rock smashed the window to pieces.

- He smashed his head against the table.

- Bonds smashed the ball 467 feet, the second longest home run in the history of the park.

- The news smashed any hopes of a reunion.

- The Indians smashed the Yankees 22-0.

- I slowly smashed the modeling clay flat with the palm of my hand.

- The crockery smashed as it hit the floor.