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

    Someone had smashed a window.

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

      The bottle slipped and smashed to pieces on the floor.

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  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.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to hit against an object or surface with a lot of force, causing injury or damage

      waves smashed over the boat

  3. 4
    [transitive] to hit a ball very hard
    1. a.
      in tennis, to hit a ball that is above your head downwards and very hard
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  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    smash it to do something extremely well

    Good luck with training and smash it in Rio!

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/12/2016
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