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verb smash pronunciation in British English /smæʃ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesmashing
past tensesmashed
past participlesmashed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to break something noisily into many pieces by dropping or hitting it with a lot of force

    Someone had smashed a window.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to break noisily into many pieces

      The bottle slipped and smashed to pieces on the floor.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to hit something against an object or surface with a lot of force, causing injury or damage

    He fell and smashed his head on the pavement.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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