Definition of smash noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//smæʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//smæʃ//
    Tennis, Showing films
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    act of breaking
  1. 1  [singular] an act of breaking something noisily into pieces; the sound this makes The cup hit the floor with a smash.
  2. vehicle crash
  3. 2[countable] (British English) an accident in which a vehicle hits another vehicle a car smash
  4. in tennis, etc.
  5. 3[countable] a way of hitting the ball downwards and very hard See related entries: Tennis
  6. song/movie/play
  7. 4(also smash hit) [countable] a song, film/movie or play that is very popular her latest chart smash See related entries: Showing films
  8. Word Originearly 18th cent. (as a noun): probably imitative, representing a blend of words such as smack, smite with bash, mash, etc.Extra examples Four people were seriously injured in a head-on smash on the A45. He can hit a powerful overhead smash. He heard the smash of breaking glass. He misses a smash to hand Federer a 5–0 lead. The comedy was an instant smash with critics. The plate hit the floor with a smash. The play was a box-office smash. The smash happened just before junction 13 of the M6. Their car was involved in a fatal smash with a stolen van. They had a smash hit with their debut album. a 20-year-old victim of a hit-and-run smash the recent club smash, ‘Rocking Music’
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: smash