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Adjective: smashing  sma-shing
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. Excellent
    "you look simply smashing";
    - bang-up [N. Amer, informal], bully [informal], corking [Brit, informal], cracking [Brit, informal], dandy, great, groovy [informal], keen, neat, nifty [informal], not bad [informal], peachy, slap-up [informal], swell [informal], old, not half bad [informal], grouse [Austral, NZ, informal], ripper [Austral, informal], lovely
Noun: smashing  sma-shing
  1. The act of breaking something into small pieces
    - shattering
Verb: smash  smash
  1. Break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
    "Smash a plate";
    - dash
  2. Hit with great force
    "He smashed a 3-run homer";
    - nail, boom, blast
  3. Reduce to bankruptcy
    "The slump in the financial markets smashed him";
    - bankrupt, ruin, break
  4. Hit violently
    "She smashed her car against the guard rail"
  5. Humiliate or depress completely
    "The death of her son smashed her";
    - crush
  6. Damage or destroy as if by violence
    "The teenager smashed the car of his mother";
    - bang up [informal], 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 off"
  10. Break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow
    "The window smashed"

Derived forms: smashings

See also: good

Type of: abase, break, breakage, breaking, chagrin, clash, collide, come apart, damage, demolish, destroy, fall apart, hit, humble, humiliate, impoverish, mortify, separate, spifflicate [Brit, informal], spiflicate [Brit, informal], split up, strike

Encyclopedia: Smashing

Smash, David