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English definition of “smash”

smash

verb
 
 
/smæʃ/
BREAK [I, T] B2 to break into a lot of pieces with a loud noise, or to make something break into a lot of pieces with a loud noise: Thieves smashed the shop window and stole $50,000 worth of computer equipment.Tearing and breaking into piecesDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
smash (sth) against/into/through, etc to hit a hard object or surface with a lot of force, or to make something do this: The car skidded and smashed into a tree. He smashed the glass against the wall.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishingTearing and breaking into pieces
DESTROY [T] to destroy a political or criminal organization: attempts to smash a drug smuggling ringDestroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
(Definition of smash verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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